THE GREATEST RACE – A COMRADES SONG

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June 28, 2016 by DAVE JACK

I have been privileged to have heard this song being sung by the man who wrote it, a friend and former Chairman of Randburg Harriers and Comrades Green number, Duncan Eriksson and it really “speaks” to anyone who has travelled the well-worn road between Kwa Zulu-Natal’s two cities, Durban and Pietermaritzburg and I don’t think it makes any difference whether you have run Comrades just once or 14 times as I have done or over 40 times as a couple of guys have done, this song has meaning.

What you are able to do is to read the words of Duncan’s song and listen to a snippet of the song and if it appeals to you, you are able to purchase the song via iTunes for a very modest amount and keep it for yourself to listen to over and over and especially as you get closer and closer to Comrades it can form part of you off the road training and motivation.

If the link below won’t open then you will have to copy and paste the link to your internet browser. It is certainly worth listening to and the track dedicated to the Comrades if you purchase it on its own with cost you just $0.99 but the entire album is $12.

 Thank you Duncan for sharing this with the runners of the world through themarathon.co and I sincerely hope they enjoy it as much as I have done.

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 When you stand at the line and wait for the gun

When you stand at the line just waiting to run

You know that you’re out there on your own

And you’re gonna run till the end

 

Chorus

And you must know you’re one of the lucky ones

You’re one of the chosen few

You get to do what others dream of

To run the greatest race of them all

 

Your training’s never been what you hoped it would be

But that’s all in the past

As the gun goes you slowly move to the line

And you’re gonna run till the end

The road is long as it is tough

You talk to your friends on the way

The further you go the quieter it gets

And you’re gonna run till the end

 

Chorus

And you must know you’re one of the lucky ones

You’re one of the chosen few

You get to do what others dream of

To run the greatest race of them all

 

 

The support on the road keeps you going

It takes the pain from your legs

You wonder just what you’re doing there

And if you can run till the end

The k’s tick by and it’s not far to go

You feel like you’ve never been so slow

Your legs are no longer part of you

And you can’t run anymore

 

Chorus

And you must know you’re one of the lucky ones

You’re one of the chosen few

You get to do what others dream of

To run the greatest race of them all

 

 

Soon you can’t believe your eyes

As the end comes to view

You know that the crowds are there for you

And you’re have run till the end

You cross the line and you are there

You can’t believe it’s over

But you know that you’ll be back

To run the greatest race of them all

 

Chorus

And you must know you’re one of the lucky ones

You’re one of the chosen few

You get to do what others dream of

To run the greatest race of them all

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the link that will allow you to listen to a snippet of “The Greatest Race” and also a repeat of the instructions I gave earlier for listening to the small part of the song.

If the link below won’t open then you will have to copy and paste the link to your internet browser. It is certainly worth listening to and the track dedicated to the Comrades if you purchase it on its own with cost you just $0.99.  The entire album if you purchase that is $12.

 Links: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/duncaneriksson

 

iTunes – Search for Duncan Eriksson

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