published Monday, April 16th, 2012

Chattanooga area locals brave the heat to finish the Boston Marathon

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    Soddy-Daisy's Trish Newsom (left) joins her husband, Mike, for a picture with Dick Hoyt and his son, Rick, of Team Hoyt on the eve of the Boston Marathon on Sunday.
    Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Mother Nature turned up the heat on the 116th running of the Boston Marathon, but it wasn't enough to stop Trish Newsom from achieving her dream.

The Soddy-Daisy resident and Rhea County school teacher braved the elements to complete her first Boston Marathon in 4:35:06 on Monday afternoon.

Newsom, a 43-year-old physical education teacher at Dayton City School, was running as part of the Team Hoyt charity team. She finished two Boston qualifying marathons in less than 3:50:00, but the heat slowed her Boston pace to 10:29 per mile.

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