STELLINGWERFF Hilary < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 07 Aug 1981 in Sarnia, CAN
Height1.60 m
Weight 47 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Trent, son Theo
Other names Hilary Edmondson
Residence Victoria, BC, CAN
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Teacher
Languages English
Higher education Communications, Journalism - University of Wisconsin-Madison: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up running at age 10, and began competing at age 16.
Why this sport? Her teachers and coaches gave her the confidence to pursue the sport.
Club / Team Speed River Track and Field Club: Guelph, ON, CAN
Name of coach Dave Scott-Thomas [club], CAN; Trent Stellingwerff [personal, husband], CAN
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Canada
Tournament World Cross Country Championships
Location Saint-Galmier, FRA
General Interest
Hobbies Nature, camping, hiking, cooking, travelling. (olympic.ca, Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career Her coach, her husband, and her family and friends. (trackfield97.com, 22 Jun 2012)
Hero / Idol Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie. (olympic.ca, Jul 2016)
Injuries Her 2015 season was ended early by a stress fracture in her left fibula. (olympic.ca, Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Dream big." (olympic.ca, Jul 2016)
Other information LONDON FRUSTRATION
She missed out on qualifying for the 1500m final at the 2012 Olympic Games in London by one position. Of the 12 finalists to compete in the event, six have since failed doping tests. "You can't drive yourself crazy. There have been lots of races in my career that have been tainted, but in life there's always people who will take the high road, and people who will cheat. I just know I've chosen the right route, I'm proud to run for my country, and there's nothing I can do about other athletes. I hope I get the opportunity to compete in Rio with clean athletes. I know it doesn't make up for 2012, but it would help that the sport is moving forward in the right direction." (therecord.blogs.com, 09 Jul 2016; olympics.cbc.ca, 21 Jun 2016)

RETIREMENT
She plans to retire from competitive athletics after the 2016 season. (therecord.blogs.com, 09 Jul 2016)

OCCUPATION
She has worked as a part-time assistant coach for cross country and track athletics at University of Victoria, BC, Canada. (runningmagazine.ca, 07 Jun 2016; Facebook profile, 05 Aug 2015)

OTHER STUDIES
She studied elementary education at Western University in London, ON, Canada. (olympic.ca, Jul 2016)