Jamaica bobsled team hits Sochi track with new soundtrack

Jamaica-1 two-man bobsleigh steered by Winston Watts races in the Bobsleigh Two-man Heat 1 at the Sanki Sliding Center in Rosa Khutor during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 16, 2014. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images

SOCHI, Russia -- Jamaican bobsled fans have a new tune for their country's improbable run Sunday night.

The country's main tourism agency is touting "The Bobsled Song," a tune designed to sync with the two-man run of Marvin Dixon and Winston Watts. 

See an excerpt of the animated music video for the song here:

 

The lyrics and "It's bobsled time" chorus follow the course of the 1,500-meter track with its 17 turns and vertical drop of 125 meters.

During the last part of the course, the group sings: "Last turn, keep your head down/I see the finish line/Jamaica rock the whole town."

Jamaica, a tropical island nation, qualified for the two-man bobsled competition for the first time since 2002, making it without racing in any World Cup events but accumulating enough points in lower-tier races in North America.

 Unfortunately the Jamaicans got no immediate boost from the song. Dixon and Watts finished the first two runs on Sunday in 32nd place - 4.41 seconds behind the leader.

It's been a tough journey for Dixon and Watts. First they had to raise money just to get to Russia – then they were unable to make their first practice runs because their luggage, with the runners for their two-man sled as well as all their sliding gear, was missing.

The Jamaicans are considered a long shot to win a medal.

Jamaica's run to the Calgary Games in 1988 was depicted in the film "Cool Runnings."


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