Mark Murdock


The one that stands out was the Goofy Challenge at Disney because you run a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. In total, 39.3 miles in 24 hours.
"Most college coaches never have an All-American in their career, but I was fortunate enough to have nine."

Managing Partner, Cryo USA

On the basketball court, this Dallas, Texas resident is known as, “The Hammer,” for his tendency to use all five granted fouls, as there is, “no sense in taking them home.” Off the court, however, he is known as Mark Murdock, a husband, father, marathon runner and managing partner for Cryo USA.

Before he was called into the spa world, Mark was a college basketball coach for nearly 20 years, coaching at Eastfield College, Eastern New Mexico and Adams State. “I coached nine All-Americans. Most college coaches never have an All-American in their career, but I was fortunate enough to have nine. That's served me well in business as I continually look for high-level talent where most people don't spot It. I don't care about pedigree or trappings. I want good people who have high work ethic, high standards, and who will get the job done. I like finding and developing talent in any field, business included.” 

Outside of his eye for talent in sports and business, Mark is an athlete himself, running 14 marathons in total. “The first was awful. It was hot, humid and I got very sick after finishing. I was disappointed with my time because you are considered a jogger if you are over 4 hours in a marathon whereas if you can break 4 hours you're considered a runner.

My next one I actually PR'd and ran under 4 hours and then just got hooked on continuing to run them. The one that stands out was the Goofy Challenge at Disney because you run a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. In total, 39.3 miles in 24 hours. It was tough but there is greatness if you can push the human body beyond the point of suffering. Most people quit early in suffering but there is magic just on the other side when you discover how much your body can do if you just tell it to shut up.”

If that was not enough adventure, Mark and his family recently completed what is rated the number two family adventure in the world. “It had a boat ride across the bay in a U.S. Navy SEAL speed boat, a horse ride up the mountain, seven zip lines coming down, rappelling down a waterfall and one of the steepest waterslides in the world. The adventure takes the entire day but it is worth it.”


The one that stands out was the Goofy Challenge at Disney because you run a half marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday. In total, 39.3 miles in 24 hours.