The Olympic Torch has been carried across West Sands in St Andrews in a re-enactment of the the famous scene from Chariots of Fire.
The rousing opening chords of the film's theme tune have become synonymous with the athlete's struggle against all odds, the endless striving for personal best.
That spine tingling opener to the Vangelis track was played at London 2012's fireworks on New Years Day, and the inspiring instrumental cheered five thousand runners across the finish line in March, the first people to race in London's Olympic Park.
When muscles tighten and breath is scarce, a well chosen tune can certainly stiffen the sinew and "summon up the blood."
Some of our favourite running tunes have been embedded in this article. What tracks spur you on to glory? Leave your choice in the comments below and take a look at some of the pictures from Wednesday's Olympic torch relay.