In 1992, on a whim, Carol LaFayette-Boyd competed in her first masters track meet. Although she hadn’t competed in track and field since high school, she captured the 100 metre and 200 metre gold medals and has been competing ever since. She holds world records in the indoor 60 metres, 200 metres, long jump and triple jump. Her world outdoor records include 100 metres, 200 metres, high jump long jump and triple jump. In 2018, she broke world indoor records in the 60 metres, long jump and triple jump, and also set a world outdoor mark in the 100 metres. That same year, at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Málaga, Spain, she won five gold medals and set world records in the 200 metres and high jump. As a result, she was named the 2018 Female Athlete of the Year by World Masters Athletics. She was voted into the Canadian Masters Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Regina Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
Prior to her track and field career, LaFayette-Boyd worked in
nursing and social work. In 1965, she completed her psychiatric nursing training at the Saskatchewan Hospital in Weyburn. She later decided to return to her studies earning a social work certificate in 1977 by night classes. In 1985 she earned a degree in Social Work and continued working for the Saskatchewan Government in Social Services and Corrections.