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In 2017, Crystal Anthony transitioned from 13 years of teaching middle school to a career in coaching athletes. Her enthusiasm for endurance sports and travel has seen her pursue marathon running, triathlon, cyclocross, mountain bike, and gravel racing across the world over the last dozen years. She currently races cross country mountain bike, endurance mountain bike, gravel, and cyclocross for the Liv Racing Collective. Alongside this passion for competition is her passion for health, and a love for cooking creatively with nutritious foods. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with her clients and helping them chase their goals.


Crystal has a wide range of experiences as an athlete, a coach, and educator.  She holds a BS from Gordon College in Kinesiology and an M.Ed. from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology. 


Since 2004, she has coached cross-country running, marathon running, as well as various disciplines in cycling.  She has worked with athletes of all ages, teaching youth cycling programs, coaching college teams, mentoring local women’s teams, as well as leading cyclocross and mountain bike clinics for both children and adults. She has coached individual athletes in both running and cycling.  Read more about her coaching philosophy here.


Additionally, Crystal brings a depth of experience in health education. She worked as a health educator at Gordon College, with responsibilities including creating a website with resources regarding nutrition, exercise, and sleep; educating athletic teams on macronutrient goals, training and race fueling, and general meal planning; one-on-one consulting regarding diet and exercise habits; designing and leading cooking classes. She is an avid cook and baker herself, and routinely publishes original recipes based on using whole foods and appropriate macronutrient content.  


As an athlete, Crystal missed the Olympic Trials for the marathon by 16 seconds and raced as a pro triathlete in the half ironman distance before finding her niche as a cyclocross racer. She is a 3-time Cyclocross World Championship team member, has extensive experience racing cyclocross in Europe and all across the country. Always looking to develop new skills, she began adding mountain bike races to her schedule and grew to love the discipline, earning multiple marathon mountain bike national championship podiums, Epic Rides Series podiums, a Pro XCT win, multiple top-10s at XC mountain bike nationals, and enduro podiums.  She has also competed in several mountain bike stage races including Cape Epic and the Leadville Stage Race. 


Most recently, since moving to Bentonville, AR she became intrigued with the endless gravel road adventures in her area and began adding gravel races to her schedule, earning podiums at the Belgian Waffle Ride in Cedar City, Steamboat Gravel Race, RPI Baked Potato, and a win at the inaugural Rule of Three. In 2022, she competed in the inaugural LifeTime Grand Prix, including a 5th place at Crusher in the Tushar and a 13th place GC finish. She has raced in 12 countries and counting.


Crystal grew up in Beverly, Massachusetts with 6 younger siblings, many of whom also race bikes!  She loves exploring and discovering new trails, and experimenting with new recipes. She also enjoys photography, drawing, Bananagrams, and watching mindless TV shows to relax. She speaks Spanish and French, and loves to travel.


Race Resumé

Crystal Anthony

I: @crystaljanthony

T: @CJoyAnthony



Hometown: Bentonville, AR


Disciplines: Gravel, cyclocross, XC & marathon mountain bike



  • Harvard University, M.Ed., Human Development and Psychology, 2004

  • Gordon College, BS Movement Science, 2001


Professional Experience: 

  • Athlete for the Liv Racing Collective

  • Endurance sport coach for Crystal Anthony Coaching


Community Involvement

  • Co-created and co-mediates a women of gravel round table that pursues equity in gravel racing

  • Writes articles and guides for the Liv Cycling website and team newsletter

  • Offers clinics that include goal-setting workshops, nutrition for cycling Q & A, Zoom cooking classes, mountain bike skill sessions, etc.

  • Mentors young riders on the CX Hairs Devo Cyclocross Team

  • Maintains a website of healthful, original recipes

  •  Offered free mountain bike clinics for the Arkansas Latinas Bike group

  • Organized and led multi-day camps at the Kingdom Trails, VT and in Bentonville, AR that incorporate teaching mountain bike skills with curating and guiding the preparation of wholesome meals

  • Guided the Women of Oz leadership team through a coaching education clinic

  • Led monthly Women of Oz Flagship Rides that encourage more women to ride mountain bikes and generate a sense of community among local female mountain bikers

  • Curated a weekly Strava challenge for the Women of Oz community to provide motivation and camaraderie during COVID-19




USA Gravel World Championships Team

1st Rule of Three

1st Highland Gravel UCI Gravel World Series

1st Pedaler's Bash

1st Hazel Valley Rally

1st Ouachita Challenge

3rd Gravel National Championships

3rd The Rad Dirt Fest

5th Life Time Little Sugar MTB

6th Leadville 100

8th GC Life Time Grand Prix Series

10th Sea Otter Classic


1st Audi Snowmass 50

1st Leadville Stage Race 

2nd Park City Point to Point

4th Wasatch All-Road

5th Rule of Three

5th Crusher in the Tushar 

7th GC Cape Epic Stage Race

8th Pan American Cyclocross Championships

8th Epic Rides Whiskey Off-Road

11th Leadville 100

13th GC LifeTime Grand Prix


1st BWR San Diego Crit Cross

1st Rule of Three Gravel Race

1st Ouachita Challenge

2nd Emerald Mountain Epic

3rd Rebecca’s Private Idaho Baked Potato

4th Steamboat Gravel

4th Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross UCI C2

5th Oz Trails Off-Road

6th Pan American Cyclocross Championships

6th Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships

6th Charm City UCI C1 & UCI 2

6th BWR San Diego



1st Audi Snowmass 50

1st GC Rebecca’s Private Idaho Remote Stage Race

3rd BWR Cedar City

5th GC Pikes Peak Apex Stage Race



1st RAPTOR Gravel Race

1st Point to Point XC Epic

1st Kessler Mountain Enduro

3rd Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships 

3rd Ruts N Guts Cyclocross UCI C2

3rd Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross UCI C2

4th Epic Rides Oz Trails Off-Road

4th Epic Rides Series Overall

4th Oz Cross UCI C2

7th XC Mountain Bike National Championships

11th Cyclocross National Championships


Other Top Results

21 UCI Cyclocross Victories

3x Cyclocross World Championships Team USA Member

2nd Epic Rides Series 2018

2nd Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships 2018

6th Enduro National Championships 2018

7th UCI Cyclocross World Cup Las Vegas 2016

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