Retired Marine Sergeant and Paralympic Bronze Medalist, Rob Jones’ life is synonymous with fearless perseverance. A former combat engineer with the Marines, Rob served two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2010, he was struck and injured by a land mine, resulting in a double above-the-knee leg amputation.
Despite the trauma, Rob’s spirit remained intact and he set his sights on a new pathway to his goal: A life filled with purpose and meaning. In the fall of 2017, Rob completed a month long, back-to-back marathon challenge, running 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 different major cities
Along with providing perspective on the capabilities of all wounded veterans, Rob and his team raised over $200,000 for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.
Retired Marine Sergeant and Paralympic Bronze Medalist Rob Jones will join us at Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange, to share his insights on staying on mission, living a life of meaning, and how to use the weight of obstacles to overcome anything in your way.
"It took two years, and a failed attempt to make the Paralympics to determine what was missing, and how to encompass brotherhood, courage, and selflessness into one endeavor. I needed a challenge whose purpose was selfless." –Rob Jones