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Walker overcomes tragedy, trauma

Updated: August 27, 2013, 12:19 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW

World champion barrel racer Mary Walker makes it sound like a milder dispute with the Almighty than it surely felt like. But the gentle way she speaks shouldn't disguise the hell she went through.

"People reassure you and say, 'God's not going to put anything more on you than you can handle,'" Walker said. "But at that point in time, you seem to disagree a little bit."

A lifelong horsewoman, she was married to a rodeo champion, and they ...

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