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Who is Crystal?


The Athlete

Among her many accomplishments since taking her fate in her own hands, Crystal Hadnott has run over 100 full and half marathons since October 2006 and on several different occasions, she has also run a 202-mile relay race. In addition, she is known to bike 150 miles in the BP MS-150 in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Her next challenges are running all 50 states as well as conquering her first ultra marathon.


The Author

Crystal is known as an authority and expert on all things health and wellness. Although she has published several scholarly articles, she just authored her first book,  "The Finish Line was Just the Start: A Marathon Runner's Memoir of Relentlessness, Resilience & Renewal."

To compliment her first book, Crystal is releasing a journal, Rise & R.U.N. this year as well as a handbook, Before the Start Line, next year.

She has also authors a blog and produces a podcast.

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The Entrepreneur

Crystal is an accomplished entrepreneur. She is the owner of Synergy Total Holistic Health & Wellness, a comprehensive health and wellness center in the Memorial Park area of Houston, Texas.

As an advocate of health and fitness, she founded “Pavement Princess”, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to combat childhood obesity geared towards young girls between the ages of 7-13 years old.

When she is not dedicating her resources to her non-profit organization, she supports various advocacy and philanthropic activities across the world.

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Why I Run

Marathon running is the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.  Pounding the pavement is so much more than just a workout.  It is what created a new life for me.

Global Running Day

Global Running Day is a day that celebrates the sport of running.  It is held annually on the first Wednesday of June.  It is a day to share the love of running with the world.

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