ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A retired Marine Corps Sergeant who lost both legs to an IED in Afghanistan brought his inspiring journey to Albuquerque Wednesday.
Rob Jones is running 31 marathons in 31 consecutive days and 26.2 miles were spent here in the Duke City.
Jones says he hopes to raise public awareness about challenges facing veterans, as well as inspire other vets like him.
“Sometimes people think that a wounded veteran is a broken veteran, and I’m trying to dispel that myth by my own example,” Jones said.
Jones started with a marathon on Oct. 12 in London, and wraps up Nov. 11 in Washington, D.C.
His journey is dedicated to raising funds for military charities.
To follow Rob’s journey, click here.