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Barrel racer keeps competing at National Finals Rodeo at age 68

Posted at 11:44 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 02:44:32-05

One contender at the National Finals Rodeo is proving that age is just a number.

Professional barrel racer Mary Burger, 68, walked into Thursday night's competition as the front runner and favorite. Burger is in sixth place but still has several more showings to go.

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She has no plans of slowing down.

"It's just what I do," Burger said.

13 Action News spoke to several cowboys who said they're big fans of hers and doubt their mother or grandmother could do what she does.