Carol Lafayette-Boyd is 75 years old and holds five track and field world records in the masters division: In the in the 100 and 200 metre sprint and the long, triple and high jump.With such impressive accomplishments you would think she has been a track athlete all her life. But actually, she only started 25 years ago, just looking to live a healthier lifestyle.“I heard about the Canadian Masters Games were going to be in Regina, and they had track and field for masters,” Lafayette-Boyd said.
Sarah Hoag may be only 18 years old, but she has a plan: it involves education, volunteering and a lot of curling. The second year student at the University of Regina is maintaining an 85 per cent average and hopes to one day become a clinical ethics lawyer. Curling is not a distraction, but a reward for hitting the books. “A positive attitude is really what has driven me,” Hoag said.
With every passing day, training and focus is ramping up for Jessica Frotten. The 29-year-old is now less than two weeks away from her next challenge: a marathon in Oita, Japan. In 2009, Frotten was in a car accident that left her with a severe spinal cord injury. After rehab she wanted to challenge herself and this marathon is her latest conquest. “I am always on board with the training. I don’t want to think about any training session that I missed on the starting line,” Frotten said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".