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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: Xtreme Timber Challenge

By |September 16th, 2019|

KC Timber Challenge is the only permanent Obstacle Course Racing facility in the Kansas City area. See what's changed to improve the course over the years.

What can we learn about OCR from Fortnite?

By |September 10th, 2019|

It is championship season in the e-sports industry. What can OCR learn from games like Fortnight and its recent World Cup tournament.

Op Ed: Are Pros Doing Enough for the Sport?

By |September 2nd, 2019|

So much of what makes OCR great revolves around the community feel. Are Pro OCR athletes doing enough to keep the community spirit alive?

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.  

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