Rachel Cliff holds the Canadian women’s marathon record. Cliff claimed the top Canadian standing last month at the Tokyo Marathon, simultaneously scoring the Olympic A standard. Now as the British Columbia native gets back on the track, she’s focusing on the Canadian National Championships this summer.
It’s an exciting time for Cliff, made even more so now that the Swiss sportswear brand, On has announced her as the brand’s latest global ambassador. According to the brand’s co-founder Olivier Bernhard, Cliff’s discipline and depth of character, coupled with her competitive spirit as an endurance athlete, propelled the decision to add her to their roster of sponsored athletes.
With her sights set on the Olympics, in multiple distances Cliff’s commitment to pursuing her athletic dreams knows no boundaries. In a similar way, On is pushing the boundaries of running with its innovative technology. How does it work? The shoes offer dual functionality thanks to the hollow pods in the sole of the shoe that stretch on impact for a cushioned landing and then lock in providing a solid foundation for a powerful push-off.