Natasha Wodak, left, and Rachel Cliff of Canada celebrate after the women's 10,000m race at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games on August 06, 2019. Wodak placed first setting a new Pan Am Games record of 31:55.17 and teammate Cliff placed third.

Rachel Cliff


• 2018 Canadian Champion in the 10,000m
• Set the Canadian record in the marathon in March 2019, running 2:26:56 in Nagoya, Japan in just her second career marathon
• Had the fastest ever debut marathon by a Canadian woman when she finished the 2018 Berlin Marathon in 11th place (2:28:53)
• Set the Canadian record in the half marathon in March 2018, running 1:10:08 in The Woodland, USA


Getting into the Sport: Began participating in track and cross-country at age 9… Bought her first pair of racing spikes in 2004 at the end of grade 10… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in 2016… Hobbies include cooking, reading, hiking and camping… Odds and Ends: Husband Chris Winter competed for Team Canada in steeplechase at Rio 2016… Aunt Leslie Cliff won swimming silver in the 400m individual medley at Munich 1972… Always paints her nails before races… Brings her lucky plush toy rabbit with to every race…

Notable International Results

IAAF World Championships: 2017 – 20th (10,000m)

Commonwealth Games: 2018 – 9th (10,000m)

NACAC Championships: 2018 – BRONZE (10,000m)

IAAF World Cross Country Championships: 2013 – 25th (senior race)

Universiade: 2015 – 9th (5000m)