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Trek across America for heart health passes through Lubbock

Colon Terrell started his walk for heart health on March 1st at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina. Colon Terrell started his walk for heart health on March 1st at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A North Carolina man is walking across America to promote heart health through exercise. And today, he's walking towards Lubbock.

Colon Terrell started his journey back on March 1st at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina.

A heart attack survivor himself, Terrell says he has had eight bypasses and says this is how he is paying back.

"The idea was to put my feet in the Atlantic ocean, put my feet in the Pacific Ocean," Terrell said. "Start with an icon which is the lighthouse in North Carolina. End at the ferris wheel on the end of the Santa Monica Pier."

Terrell is traveling a total of 3,000 miles through 11 states and says he will reach his 2,000th mile Wednesday morning.

It's all in an effort to raise money for the American Heart Association.

You can follow Terrell's trek at his Heart Trek USA blog.

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