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God bless America

m sure you’ve met them on your travels... They are your typical Americans.

Friendly and hospitable at first but change the subject to sport and suddenly their competitive edge kicks in.

If you’ve climbed a particular mountain, they will have done it too — except backwards and blindfolded.

Ran a marathon for charity and completed it in a personal best time? They will have beaten your time dressed as a rhino!

Everything is over the top. Just look how the Americans dominate or make an impression on virtually every major worldwide sporting event. Even when there isn’t a global dimension, like in baseball, they invent their own World Series and win it every year.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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