7-year-old girl will run in half-marathon with her mother

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by KHOU.com staff

kvue.com

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 10 at 10:16 PM

HOUSTON – The Houston Marathon is less than two weeks away, and a determined 7-year-old girl will be among the crowd of runners.

Addison Newman will actually be the youngest participant this year.

Last year, Addison’s mom Diane ran her first Houston Marathon. This year, both of her children, including her 9-year-old son, wanted to join in on the fun.

She agreed to let them run the half-marathon, and on race day Addison will be able to run alongside her mother.

“It’s hard, and my mom always says it’s going to be the hardest thing that you’ve gone through in your life so far,” Addison said.

Addison has been training and is not concerned with her speed during the race. She said she just wants to "finish the race."

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