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The Runner (Paralympic)

A tale on the Paralympian, Johnnie Peacock – Dedicated to all the Athletes at @ParalympicsGB taking part in the Rio Olympiad

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It’s not just the short burst of speed

It’s not the ability for opponents to fear your name

It’s not the fancy kit that makes you fast

 

No –

Its all that work that you put in

(Not only in the training gym)

The time you give up to make you win

 

How far you go – it’s down to you

but at home we’re all cheering  the things that you do

in front of our TVs were all stuck like glue

 

So when you look down the Golden Track

when the pistol sounds – there’s no looking back

Chasing those medals and records of old

 

(Bronze, Silver and of course Gold)