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Double-amputee veteran running 31 Marathons in 31 Days

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(SEATTLE) - KWWL has told you before about a double-amputee war veteran with a big goal.

His goal is to run 31 marathons in 31 days.

Right now he is halfway done.  

Veteran Rob Jones started on October 12th, and since then, he has run a marathon every day. 

He's doing it to honor the sacrifice of U.S. service members. 

He's also also hoping to raise money for charities that are dedicated to helping injured veterans.

" I'm doing it to raise awareness among the veteran population. Just because they're wounded in some way, psychologically or physically, it doesn't mean that they still can't contribute to America and stay in the fight and contribute to society," Jones said. 

His last marathon will be on Veterans Day, which is November 11th.

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