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Jesse Cockney and Marika Cockney are a Siblings team on The Amazing Race Canada 8.


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Jesse Cockney[]

Age: 32
Occupation: Olympian / Student
Current City: Canmore, Alta.
Hometown: Yellowknife
Strengths: Optimistic, patient, physically fit
Fear/phobia: Eating gross things
Pet peeve about your teammate: How messy she is
Instagram: @jcockney
Twitter: @jcockney

Marika Cockney[]

Age: 29
Occupation: Actor / Performer / Content Creator
Current City: Canmore, Alta.
Hometown: Yellowknife
Strengths: Performance art, people skills, philosophy
Fear/phobia: I'm OCD
Pet peeve about your teammate: I can't keep up with his cardio
Instagram: @marikasila
Twitter: @marikasila

Born in Yellowknife, and with their family originating from Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T., brother and sister Jesse and Marika are extremely proud of their heritage. Competitive at heart, this sibling duo can’t wait to show Canada and their community what they are made of.

A two-time Olympian in cross-country skiing (2014 and 2018), Jesse found himself at a crossroads when the pandemic hit. Deciding to officially retire from the sport, he shifted his focus to pursuing his academic goals. He completed a kinesiology degree from the University of Calgary, and will be starting his Master of Management at U of C. Jesse still coaches, and is an inspiration to many up-and-coming skiers across Canada.

Marika, an actress, hoop dancer, content creator, and former national champion in cross-country skiing, is passionate when it comes to making her dreams a reality. Hoop dancing has taken her across the country and around the world; and she recently played a lead role in THE TWILIGHT ZONE. She is currently producing her first documentary aimed at elevating Indigenous voices around Canada’s current Indigenous affairs.

Older now and on different career paths, the race is an opportunity for these siblings to reconnect. Jesse and Marika want to represent the Inuit population of Canada while creating lasting memories, and giving their family and community something to cheer for!


What is your team motto? Get'er done!
What is the reason you chose your partner?

  • Jesse: Marika is a badass that can’t be stopped! Her drive and determination have helped her achieve her goals and she’s got her sights set even higher still.
  • Marika: He’s my big brother – there's no one I'd rather race this race with, and no one I’d rather win this race with!

What is your number one roadblock as a team? Any memorization challenge.
What is your good luck charm? The Labradorite heart stones that our mom gave us just before we left. What will you do with the prize money?

  • Jesse: Buy a house!
  • Marika: Pay off my apartment, buy a travel trailer, and put money down on a piece of property.

The Amazing Race Canada 8[]

Race History[]

Jesse & Marika's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec Jazz / Pizzazz Jesse 8 of 10
2 2 Quebec → Alberta Herd / Hoot Marika 2 of 9
3 3 Alberta → British Columbia Ready to Roll / Learn to Fly Jesse 4 of 9
4 4 British Columbia → Alberta No Detour Jesse 2 of 7 [1]
5 5 Alberta → British Columbia Ball'n / Pomme'n Marika 1 of 7 [2]
6 6 British Columbia → Ontario Aviate / Animate Marika 6 of 9ϵ [3]
7 7 Ontario Press It / Push It Jesse 1 of 8
8 8 Ontario → Quebec No Detour Marika 1 of 6
9 9 Quebec → Ontario → New Brunswick Oyster Shuck / Clean & Tuck Jesse 4 of 6
10 10 New Brunswick → Ontario No Detour Marika 3 of 5
11 11 Ontario → British Columbia No Detour Jesse 2 of 4 [4]
Average 3.09
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the Pass
Recipient of the Pass
The team that used the second slot of the "Double Pass"
Recipient of a second Pass due to the "Double Pass" twist
The team that lost the Double Battle

1: Leg 4 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
2: Leg 5 featured two Roadblocks. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.
3: Jesse & Marika used their Express Pass to bypass the Animate Detour on Leg 6.
4: Leg 11 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.



  • Jesse & Marika are the first team in The Amazing Race Canada to lose a Face-Off and place higher than second-to-last.

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