Rob Jones | Use the Weight | TEDx Talk

Rob Jones | Use the Weight | TEDx Talk


Rob Jones, a retired Marine Corps combat engineer, Para-Olympian Bronze medal champion, recalls the fateful events that caused him to lose both his legs above the knee. Primarily tasked with finding improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan, Rob’s luck finally ran out on July 22, 2010, when an IED found him first. Rob discusses the principle he followed that not only allowed him to make a full recovery, but enabled him to become stronger than he ever thought possible by "using the weight". Rob just completed a month long back-to-back marathon challenge in which he ran 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 different major cities, as he championed the Warrior charities that helped him. 

Retired Marine Sergeant, Paralympic Bronze Medalist, & Endurance Athlete

  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US West: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $10,001 - $20,000*

Retired Marine Sergeant and Paralympic Bronze Medalist, Rob Jones’ life is synonymous with fearless perseverance. In 2010, he was struck and injured by a land mine, resulting in a double above-the-knee leg amputation. Despite the injury, Rob’s incredible spirit remained intact. He went on to win bronze in the 2012 Paralympics, place fourth in the 2013 World Rowing Championships, and bike across the country for charity in 2015. 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. The incredible undertaking raised awareness and funds for wounded veteran charities.