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Marine veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan completes his final marathon of 31-day stretch

Marine veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan completes his final marathon of 31-day stretch

WASHINGTON — Rob Jones braved the cold weather on Veterans Day to complete his mission: running 31 marathons in 31 days. After losing his legs to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010, Jones has shown endurance that few can rival. “I’m pretty sore, but overall I am feeling pretty good,” Jones told Stars and Stripes as the sun rose over the Lincoln Memorial. Jones’ final run was on the National Mall in Washington, where he ran 26.2 miles to support his fellow veterans and raise money for charity. Jones was laid out on a couch before setting out for his final run shortly after 7 a.m., bandages being taken of his back after falling during a race in Atlanta. He sat up, his artificial legs off, and clearly thought about this last race while he spoke. Jones began his quest Oct. 12 in London, then flew to the States to race in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. He...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/marine-veteran-who-lost-his-...

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