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About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition sponsored athlete. In 2018, as part of Team Atomik he finished 1st in the team division of World's Toughest Mudder, finished the record setting 48 hour Endure The Gauntlet and finished 2nd on the Pro Coed Team at North American OCR Championships. With 39 overall OCR podium finishes, he captured his training techniques and strategies in his books, "Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing", "Mud Run Guide's Ultra-OCR Bible" and "Conquering The Gauntlet"(all available from www.teamstrengthspeed.com ) Plus, don't miss his latest two books "Mud Run Guide's Ultimate OCR Bucket List" and "Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record Setting Obstacle Course Racer".

Race Review: City Challenge NYC

By |August 29th, 2019|

Want the thrill of OCR but with less mud and more city skylines? You should check out City Challenge as your next race.

Book Review: Veganise Me Now

By |August 26th, 2019|

OCR athletes Deanna Blegg and Amanda “Turbo” Steidle share how to combine fitness and a vegan lifestyle in their new book Veganise Me Now.

OpEd: The Written Rules vs. The Spirit of The Rules

By |August 1st, 2019|

As OCR grows, it's normal to experience growing pains. One of the most common discussions is whether race organizers should follow only the written rules or allow athletes more leeway and judge potential violations by the spirit of the rules.

Gear Review: BleggMit Lytes

By |July 25th, 2019|

Evan Perperis reviwes the third iteration of the BleggMit: BleggMit Lytes. Is lighter better when it comes to keeping your hands warm and dry during an Ultra OCR?

Conquering The Gauntlet Goes Digital

By |July 15th, 2019|

Are you ready to Conquer the Gauntlet? The complete guide to the race series is now available in hard copy and on kindle.

Ultra-OCR Prize Money: Why Ultra-OCR is Different from Other Ultra-Sports

By |July 4th, 2019|

Next up in our series about prize money in OCR: What events do offer prize money? And, what is more important? The prize money or the race experience?

Ultra-OCR Man: New OCR Book for Charity

By |June 24th, 2019|

Ultra-OCR Man: From Special Forces Soldier to Record-Setting Professional Obstacle Course Racer is a non-fiction book that covers Mud Run Crew Member Evan Perperis' military service and his career as on OCR athlete.  

Why Do Ultra-Sports Have So Little Prize Money?

By |June 18th, 2019|

Why do ultra-sports have so little prize money and how does that compare to Ultra-OCR?

Ultra-OCR, Ultra-Endurance and Prize Money

By |June 10th, 2019|

Take a look at other Ultra-Sports and what prizes they give to winners to see where Ultra-OCR stands.

8 Hours vs. 12 Hours: Toughest Performance Comparison

By |June 7th, 2019|

At the end of 2018, Tough Mudder announced they were changing their 8-hour, multi-lap Toughest Mudder event into a 12-hour event. How much did this change affect the performance of Ultra OCR athletes? Evan Perperis and Gary Shaw do the math.

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