Wounded Marine stops in Baltimore trying to run 31 marathons in 31 days

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - A wounded Marine is on a mission, to run 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days to raise awareness.

On Friday, Rob Jones is pounding the pavement right here in Baltimore.

Jones has almost reached his goal, and Friday will be the double amputee's 30th marathon in 30 days. Jones lost both his legs while on a mission in Afghanistan back in 2010.

After an honorable discharge, Jones decided to use his situation to raise awareness and funding for services for wounded warriors across the country,

"Instead of seeing it as a tragedy or a hardship in your past blocking you, it'll be better of your if you somehow flip that around and see it as a challenging for you to overcome and in doing so become stronger than you were before."

His run today started at 7:00 a.m. at Camden Yards. Jones has support from local police and many businesses who will be running with him and cheering him on.

He will run his 31st, and final, marathon Saturday in D.C.

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