BC athlete breaks Canadian women's marathon record in Japan

Mar 11 2019, 4:15 pm

A BC woman is the newest women’s marathon record holder, after the┬áNagoya Women’s Marathon in Japan this past weekend.

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On Sunday, 30-year-old Vancouverite Rachel Cliff crossed the finish line with a time of two hours, 26 minutes, and 56 seconds.

The time was good enough to land her in 15th place overall, and broke the previous Canadian record of 2:28:00, which was set in 2013 by Lani Marchant.

And even though Cliff said there were a ‘few bumps” in the road to achieving this feat, she wrote in an Instagram post that she “could not be happier” with the results.


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The annual women’s marathon saw 3,000 runners participate in this year’s event.