Faced with the prospect of getting 17 tattoos permanently stamped on his back, a former world-class middle-distance runner for the United Kingdom instead won more than $2,800 as part of a running bet. Colin McCourt, who ran 1:46.73 for 800m in 2006 and 3:37.06 for 1,500m in 2010, made a bet with 17 of his friends in early 2017. If he breaks 16:00 for 5K, each friend owes him 100 British pounds ($168).
Just when the going was beginning to get tough, an unsung hero provided motivation for runners in the New York City Marathon. In Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, located at approximately the 15K mark of Sunday’s New York City Marathon, a dog was giving out high-fives on course in a video that has gone viral. Between high-fives, the dog was waving to runners passing by in the tens of thousands making it the largest marathon in the world.
The largest marathon in the world – the New York City Marathon – featured almost 1,000 Canadians on Sunday. Alberta’s Karl Augsten was the top Canadian running 2:31:51 for 44th place overall among men. Augsten is an accomplished ultrarunner and was coming off a win at the Grizzly 50K in Canmore, Alta. in October. He won two other ultras in 2017, according to his race profile on Ultra Run Signup. The top-three Canadian women came in just over three hours, all within three minutes of each other.
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".