About Evan Perperis

Evan is a Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team member, NSCA-CPT, owner of Strength & Speed along with a Hammer Nutrition and Sinergy Sports sponsored athlete. His 2016 highlights include finishing 8th at World's Toughest Mudder with 90 miles, 1st at CTG-XTC and eight other podium finishes. He currently has the record for most BFX wins (3- tied) and most OCR miles in a week (161 during the 7 day/7 venue OCR America). His book, Strength & Speed's Guide to Elite Obstacle Course Racing is currently available from or major retailers.

OCR Comes Together to Support Injured Tough Mudder Athlete

By |July 28th, 2017|

When Ian Panter decided to go to Tough Mudder Philadelphia he had a crazy weekend planned in late May.  Saturday Tough Mudder Philly then finish it off with the 8 hour Toughest Mudder that night.  Unfortunately, the weekend didn’t end as planned.  Leaving the Saturday morning venue after finishing Tough Mudder he was involved in a serious car accident putting him in a coma. 

Race Recap: Hannibal Race (Lebanon)

By |July 27th, 2017|

Lebanon’s first OCR World Championships Qualifying event, the Puma Hannibal Race, took place last weekend in Le Plateau de Bakish in the mountains east of Beirut.  My Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Teammate Brenna Calvert and I had the pleasure of attending the event to see what OCR looks like in the Middle East.

Gear Review: Hylete’s 6 in 1 Backpack: 40L vs. 60L

By |July 6th, 2017|

Hylete makes some of the best fitness clothing on the market, but you may not know about their awesome backpacks. I personally have been using their Icon Expandable backpack for over a year now (check out this review if you want to know more…but it appears to be discontinued off the main Hylete Website), but recently gave their brand in 6 in 1 backpacks a test run for this review.

Race Review: True Grit Enduro 24

By |June 29th, 2017|

I had the pleasure of making my way across the Pacific Ocean to the only active 24-hour Ultra-OCR event in the Southern Hemisphere, True Grit Enduro 24. The trip was part of my quest for a high ranking Ultra-OCR Grand Slam (see link for details if you would like to know more).

Opinion: The Olympics…or Maybe the X Games First

By |June 6th, 2017|

Let’s face it; our sport as it currently exists does not fit the Olympic mold. The courses, the obstacles, and the events have too much variation. There are distances from 1 mile to 24 hours and courses that have obstacles which are essentially glorified speed bumps to those with a 98% fail rate. The sport as it currently exists will never be in the Olympics, although a variation could be with standardized distances

Opinion: The Olympics – The Dark Side

By |May 17th, 2017|

If you missed the first article The Olympics: Let’s Set Some Expectations, click on the link and read that one now. While the last article focused on tampering expectations, I do think the Olympics will bring in some negative aspects that people have not considered. Here is what I think will be the negative aspects of the Olympics.

Opinion: The Olympics – Let’s Set Some Expectations

By |May 11th, 2017|

The Olympics are talked about every year on Facebook posts, blogs, podcasts and websites like Mud Run Guide. This year things have been taken up a notch with articles about Pentathlon, laser run, USAOCR and more. OCR enthusiasts talk of legitimacy, sponsors, money pouring into the sport and how great it will be. However, like a good buzzkill...

Opinion: Ultra-OCR Grand Slam

By |May 5th, 2017|

Obstacle Course Racing is a sport built upon extremes. Athletes are always looking to make things harder running up mountains with more challenging obstacles for longer distances. From this, the niche market of Ultra-OCR has risen focusing on multi-lapping events that typically are available in two formats, the 8-hour events, and the 24-hour events.

Race Recap: Warrior Dash TN

By |April 28th, 2017|

I made my annual trip to Warrior Dash, this year in Pulaski, Tennessee (TN). Despite personally enjoying more difficult obstacles, I always like to go back to check on the series that brought me into OCR. Warrior Dash still has one of the largest attendance numbers in the sport and for a good reason.

5 Weird Things That Are Normal For OCR Athletes

By |April 25th, 2017|

While most people think it is unusual to jump over fire, crawl under barbed wire and climb over walls on the weekend, that is just the tip of the iceberg. Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is weird…like really weird. Before you know it, OCR has infiltrated all aspects of your life and is affecting how you dress, how you act and what you think is normal.

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