Jamaican Olympic Bobsled team song makes hit

Despite the Jamaican Olympic Bobsled team made into the 30th and last place after two heats of the men’s two-competition at Sanki Cliding Center, Sochi, Russia, their new Olympic song is creating quite a stir.

Jamaican Olympic Bobsled team in action
Jamaican Olympic Bobsled team in action

It starts “Run the track, run the track, run the track it’s bobsled time.” Marvin Dixon and Winston Watts brought some loud, hometown cheer to the Winter Olympics through “The Bobsled Song.” The country’s tourism industry says it’s designed to sync with the duo’s run.  The eight-bit video navigates the entirety of the 1,500 meter course, setting each turn to the catchy music.  Watts crossed the finish line a full 4.41 seconds behind the leaders, Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda of Russia, having almost snapped off his helmet visor at the start of his second run in all the excitement.

Watts said: ‘It’s just one of those things, I pulled my visor and with all the adrenaline it just broke and I said, “well, I’m not going to stop now, I’ll show the world I’ve got heart and I’ll take my sled down”.’

Watts and his brake-man Dixon had endured a journey to rival that of the Jamaican bobsleigh pioneers immortalised by the film ‘Cool Runnings’ during their unlikely quest to reach the Sochi Games.