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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Email: pr@cofo.edu

November 05, 2019

Todd Huston, author and world record holder, speaks at College of the Ozarks convocation

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. - College of the Ozarks hosted Todd Huston, author and world record holder, at a Christian convocation on Monday, Nov. 4. 

At the age of 14, Huston’s life was radically changed when his legs got caught in the propeller of a boat. Despite numerous surgeries, bone disease forced him to have one leg amputated. Huston did the unimaginable when he completed a world-record-setting Summit America expedition, climbing to the highest elevations of 50 states in only 66 days, 22 hours, and 47 minutes and shattering the original record by 35 days. He went on to write the book, “More than Mountains: The Todd Huston Story,” and has hosted inspirational radio and television programs since then.

He received many distinguished honors, including U.S. Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Americans, the Henry Iba Award for Outstanding Citizen Athlete, the Class Act Award, The Power to DREAM Achiever Award, and the American Red Cross Everyday Hero Award.

His goal is to motivate and inspire everyone to believe they can overcome life’s many challenges.  

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