Evan "Ultra-OCR Man" Perperis

Race Results

Strength & Speed founder is a multi-sport athlete who has been focusing on Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) since late 2014.


His major OCR highlights include:

-World Champion Team (Team Atomik) at 2018 World's Toughest Mudder (WTM)

-2nd Place Team (Team Merrell) at 2017 WTM

-2nd Place Pro Coed Team (CTG Prime) at 2018 North American OCR Championships

-4x top ten finishes at WTM in individual competition, each with 90 miles (8th 2016, 6th 2019, 7th 2021, 10th 2022) (each one was an world championship level Age Group podium)

-Ranked 9th in the world in 2015 on the OCR World Championships points leader board

-2021 Holy Grail Champion (Tough Mudder Points Series)

-95+ career OCR overall podium finishes and counting

-American Ninja Warrior Competitor: Season 13, 14 & 15


He has raised more than $26,000 for the charity Folds of Honor through annual self created charity event challenges including:

-Completing the 7 day, 161 mile OCR America event in 2016 and the 8 day, 200 mile OCR America 2 in 2020

-1st or 2nd place finish at every 24 hour OCR in the USA in 2017*

-Finishing the longest OCR on record, the 48 hour Endure The Gauntlet in 2018

-Finishing OCRmill 24, 24 hours of treadmill running and obstacles

-Completing the "highest" Ultra-OCR on record, 6 hour OCRmill 21000 feet

 

Current Sponsors/Associated Brands:

-Strength & Speed Owner

-MudGear - Hannibal Race Pro Team

-Hammer Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

-OCR Buddy & The OCR Report Contributing Author

Athlete, Author, Trainer

Ultra-OCR Man

2024 Results

Check back in 2024

2023 Results

  • 1st Toughest Mudder Pittsburgh Team Relay: Strength & Divas
  • 1st Hazelwood OCR Massacre
  • 1st Mythic Race: 5 Hr Ultra
  • 1st Mythic Race: Team: Strength & Speed
  • 1st Rugged Maniac: Kansas City
  • 1st KC Timber Challenge: Duo Dare Challenge (MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team)
  • 1st The Siege: Team OCR Buddy
  • 1st (tied) Muddy Water OCR 
  • 1st Muddy Water OCR Team Relay
  • 2nd Toughest Mudder Central
  • 2nd T.H.O.R. (Texahoma's Hellish Obstacle Run)
  • 2nd The Siege: Individual Elite
  • 2nd Wildwood Obstacle Run
  • 3rd Rugged Maniac OKC
  • 3rd Wichita Gladiator Dash
  • 4th Conquer The Gauntlet (extended podium, pays five deep)
  • 4th Hannibal Race Kuwait
  • Top Ten Tough Mudder Infinity Philadelphia (65km)
Championships:
  • 14th World's Toughest Mudder (2nd in 40-44 AG)
Other:
  • Competitor on Season 15 of American Ninja Warrior

2022 Results

  • 1st KCOCR Winter Throwdown IV
  • 1st The Siege: Team: Mudgear-Strength & Speed
  • 2nd BoneFrog Trident: NJ
  • 2nd Hazelwood Valentine's Day Massacre
  • 2nd Rugged Maniac: Kansas City
  • 2nd KC Timber Challenge: Yeti
  • 2nd Filthy Monkey
  • 2nd Conquer The Gauntlet Team Challenge: Team Mudgear
  • 2nd Tough Mudder Infinity: Minneapolis (60km buckle)
  • 3rd Toughest Mudder East- Philadelphia
  • 3rd Toughest Mudder Central- Indianapolis: Team Relay: Strength & Speed
  • 3rd The Siege: Individual
  • 5th Rugged Maniac: OKC
  • 5th Rugged Maniac: New Jersey
  • 10th World's Toughest Mudder (2nd in 40-44 AG)
Championships:
  •      10th World's Toughest Mudder (2nd in 40-44 AG)
  •      25th OCR World Championships 15k, 40-44 AG
  •      26th OCR World Championships 3k, 40-49 AG
Other: 
  • Head cadre for 3x Tough Mudder Infinite Hero events raising more than $24,000 for Infinite Hero Foundation
  • OCR Everest: Ascended the height of Everest using a Tough Mudder course for part of the event raising $3500+ for Infinite Hero Foundation
  • 50x Tough Mudder (achieved 50th event in 2022)
  • Competitor on Season 14 of American Ninja Warrior

2021 Results

  • 1st Conquer The Gauntlet: Continuum
  • 1st Rugged Maniac: Kansas City
  • 1st Frozen Monkey
  • 2nd Toughest Mudder East: Poconos
  • 2nd Tougher Mudder Missouri
  • 2nd Rugged Maniac: OKC
  • 2nd OG Timber Challenge
  • 3rd Battle of the Lions OKC: Perpetuum (Endurance)
  • 3rd Toughest Mudder Central: Chicago
  • 3rd Gladiator Assault Challenge (Spring)
  • 4th Frontline OCR: Endurance
  • 7th World's Toughest Mudder (1st in 35-39 AG)
  • 7th Battle of the Lions Little Rock: The Standard
  • 8th Battle of the Lions KC: Imperium (strength)
  • 15th Battle of the Lions Dallas: Complector (grip)
  • 17th Indian Mud Run

Championships:
  •      7th World's Toughest Mudder (1st, 35-39 AG)
  •      5th OCR World Championships 15k, 35-39 AG
  •      6th OCR World Championships 3k, 30-39 AG
  •      7th OCR World Championship Team: Pro Coed: MudGear-Lions
  •      ~52nd OCR World Championships 100m


Other:
  • 1st Holy Grail Champion (Tough Mudder Points Series)
  • OCRmill 21,000 Feet: Six hour Ultra-OCR done at 21,000 feet through the use of a hypoxic generator. One mile on a treadmill followed by four obstacles for six hours. Finished 23 miles, 92 obstacles and raised more than $5000 for Folds of Honor.
  • 3rd in Battle of the Lions Points Series
  • Competitor on Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior
  • Completed Chief's Challenge (3 laps) at Indian Mud Run
  • Head cadre for 3x Tough Mudder Infinite Hero Honor Challenge Events (1x test, 2x live events)

2020 Results

  • 1st Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum- Des Moines
  • 1st KC Timber Challenge: XTC
  • 1st Kimberly's 24 Hour Ultra-Mudder
  • 1st Let It Burn 2020
  • 3rd KCOCR Summer Throwdown

Other: 
  • "OCR America 2: When Hell Freezes Over"- 8 day, 8 venue, 200 mile, 1000+ obstacle journey for the charity Folds of Honor raising $7,600+ (191 miles in the first 7 days, most OCR miles in a single week)
  • 2nd Place Virtual Toughest Mudder

2019 ResUlts

  • 1st Hannibal Race Kuwait
  • 1st Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum- OKC
  • 1st Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum- Wichita
  • 1st Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum- Tulsa
  • 1st Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum- Little Rock
  • 1st Toughest Mudder West (Las Vegas)- 2 Man Relay: Strength & Speed
  • 1st Tougher Mudder College Station
  • 1st Hammer Race Spring- Team Strength & Speed
  • 1st Warrior Rush: Winter Soldier Xtreme (3 hr)
  • 1st Extreme Timber Challenge (XTC)
  • 2nd Toughest Mudder Central (Minneapolis)
  • 2nd KCOCR Feel The Burn Challenge
  • 2nd Tougher Mudder Florida
  • 3rd Toughest Mudder East (Philadelphia)
  • 4th Warrior Dash Missouri
  • 6th World's Toughest Mudder (3rd in 35-39 AG)
  • 6th Rugged Maniac Kansas City
  • 6th Tougher Mudder LA
  • 6th Tougher Mudder Boston
  • 7th City Challenge Race NYC

Championships:
  • 6th overall at 2019 World's Toughest Mudder with 90 miles (3rd 35-39 AG)
  •     5th Pro Coed North American OCR Championships Team Relay- CTG Prime
  •     9th AG 30-39 at North American OCR Championships 3k



Other:
  • OCRmill 24: 24 hours of one mile on a treadmill followed by four obstacles: 85 miles, 340 obstacles, $2,500+ raised for the charity Folds of Honor
  • Raised $500 for Folds of Honor through the sale of autobiography Ultra-OCR Man 
  • Earned Conquer The Gauntlet Centurion Medal (4xCTGs in 2019) with all 1st place Continuums
  • Reached 25x Tough Mudder Events
  • 3rd place at Tough Mudder's 2019 Holy Grail Rankings

2018 Results

  • 1st World's Toughest Mudder Team- Team Atomik
  • 1st Conquer The Gauntlet Des Moines
  • 1st Green Beret Challenge: Operator St. Louis
  • 1st Dirt Runner's Warrior Rush: 6 hour
  • 1st Hammer Race (Fall)
  • 1st Extreme Timber Challenge (XTC)
  • 2nd North American OCR Championship- Pro Coed- CTG Pro Team
  • 2nd Abominable Snow Race (Hero's Heat)
  • 3rd Tougher Mudder Tri-State (NJ)
  • 3rd Green Beret Challenge- Commando (KC)- KCOCR Strength & Speed
  • 4th Terrain Race Tulsa
  • 5th Rugged Maniac Kansas City
  • 6th Toughest Mudder Midwest (Michigan)
  • 6th Conquer The Gauntlet Little Rock
  • 8th Warrior Dash Nebraska
  • 9th Conquer The Gauntlet Wichita
  • 14th Toughest Mudder UK
  • 15th Toughest Mudder East (Boston)


Championships: 

  • 1st World's Toughest Mudder Team- Team Atomik
  •     2nd North American OCR Championship- Pro Coed- CTG Pro Team
  •     12th North American OCR Championships- AG 35-39


Other: 

  • Endure The Gauntlet- ran Conquer The Gauntlet Tulsa for 48 hours covering 91 miles and raising over $6,500 for the charity Folds of Honor (longest OCR time-wise ever)

2017 Results

  • 1st Dirt Runner's Midwest Mayhem Black Ops 24 hr OCR
  • *1st Shale Hell 24 hr (*Shadow Run done on a different day)
  • 1st Warrior Dash Tennessee
  • 2nd World's Toughest Mudder (2+ team): Team Merrell- CBS Televised
  • 2nd Terrain Relay 24 hr: Team Strength & Speed
  • 2nd Conquer The Gauntlet Atlanta
  • 2nd Tougher Mudder Wisconsin
  • 3rd Conquer The Gauntlet Little Rock
  • 3rd Conquer The Gauntlet Central Texas
  • 3rd The Battlegrounds- Fall
  • 4th Tougher Mudder Kentucky
  • 6th Conquer The Gauntlet- WIchita
  • 7th Toughest Mudder Northeast- Philadelphia- CBS Televised
  • 7th Toughest Mudder Midwest- Chicago- CBS Televised
  • 7th Conquer The Gauntlet- Des Moines
  • 8th Hannibal Race- Le Plateau de Bakich- LBCI Televised
  • 10th Toughest Mudder South- Atlanta- CBS Televised
  • 10th True Grit Enduro 24
  • 10th Savage Race Georgia Spring


Championships: 

  • 2nd 2+ Team World's Toughest Mudder with 80 miles (Team Merrell)
  • 10th Pro Coed Team- OCRWC Team Relay
  • 16th Pro Male at USOCRC
  • 89th Pro Male at OCRWC


Other: 

  • Ranked 6th overall on Toughest Mudder mileage competition (total of three highest mileage counts for the year)
  • Finished 1st or 2nd at every 24 hour OCR in the USA (4 races) in 2017*



2016 Results

  • 1st CTG-XTC Mega OCR
  • 1st BattleFrog BFX Kansas City
  • 1st BattleFrog BFX Chicago
  • 1st Hannibal Race Awkar, Lebanon
  • 2nd Conquer The Gauntlet Dallas
  • 2nd BattleFrog BFX Nashville
  • 3rd BattleFrog BFX Charlotte
  • 3rd Conquer The Gauntlet Little Rock
  • 3rd Conquer The Gauntlet Louisville
  • 4th Conquer The Gauntlet Kansas City
  • 4th Hardcore Mudd Run
  • 6th Warrior Dash Wisconsin
  • 8th World's Toughest Mudder (2nd in 30-34 AG)
  • 26th Spartan Beast- Montana


World Championships: 

  • 8th World's Toughest Mudder (90 Miles)- CBS Sports Televised (2nd 35-39 AG)
  • 73rd Pro Men OCR World Championship
  • 35th OCRWC Pro Men's Team: Strength & Speed-Ultra


Other:  

  • OCR America:  Charity fundraiser event for Folds of Honor, running OCRs at 7 different venues for 7 days in a row, totaling 161 miles (average 23 miles a day), 1,000+ obstacles and 31,000+ feet of elevation gain (a record for the most OCR miles in one week) raising $3,500+
  • Three BattleFrog Xtreme podium finishes in one month (2nd Nashville, 3rd Charlotte and 1st Kansas City)
  • First athlete to win 3 BattleFrog Xtreme Races (a record for most BFX wins total, now tied with two other athletes)


2015 Results 

  • 1st BattleFrog BFX Cincinnati
  • 1st in Mud Run Guide's Summer Splash
  • 2nd 24 hours of Shale Hell
  • 2nd Fugitive Run (summer)
  • 2nd Warrior Dash IL
  • 3rd Conquer the Gauntlet Wichita
  • 3rd The Battlegrounds (spring)
  • 3rd Rugged Maniac IN
  • 3rd Team in Atlas Race KC
  • 5th Hannibal Race Le Plateau de Bakish, Lebanon- LBCI Televised
  • 6th Atlas Race KC
  • 8th Warrior Dash Nebraska
  • 9th Rugged Maniac KC
  • 22nd World's Toughest Mudder
  • 39th Spartan Race Super Palmerton- NBC Sports Televised
  • OCR Warrior competitor
  • 11x Tough Mudder (laps at normal events)


World Championships: 

  • 22nd at World's Toughest Mudder


Other: 

  • Four podium finishes in three weeks (2nd Fugitive Run Summer, 1st Mud Run Guide's Summer Splash, 3rd Conquer The Gauntlet Wichita and 2nd 24 hours of Shale Hell)

2014 Results

  • 5th Warrior Dash Missouri
  • 13th World's Toughest Mudder


World Championships: 

  •  13th (7th American) World's Toughest Mudde
  • 52nd at Obstacle Course Racing World Championship (Elite)     
  • 59th at Warrior Dash World Championships

2013 Results

  • 2nd Warrior Dash Kentucky

OCR Athletic Records

There's no official "Guinness Book of World Records" that's OCR specific. In fact, Guinness doesn't even accept OCR records because there is too much variation in the courses making it hard to duplicate similar conditions (trust me, I've contacted them for some of my Ultra-OCR charity events). However, based off how long the sport has been around, depth of knowledge in the OCR community and the longevity of some brands, Strength & Speed feels fairly confident these are accurate. If not, contact S&S and we will delete the record. All are listed as overall results, not age group.

OCR World RECORDS

  • Most OCR miles run in a week: 191 miles in the first seven days of OCR America 2: When Hell Freezes Over in 2020
  • Longest OCR (time wise): 48 hours Endure The Gauntlet
  • Only athlete to podium finish at every 24 hour OCR in the USA in a single calendar year: 2nd Terrain Relay, 1st Midwest Mayhem, 1st* Shale Hell and 2nd Team Merrell at World's Toughest Mudder
  • Most 24 hour OCRs in a calendar year: 5 (2017 list plus True Grit Enduro in Australia)
  • Most 24 hour OCRs in 365 days: 6 (WTM 2016-WTM 2017)
  • Most BattleFrog Xtreme (BFX) Wins: 3 wins (now tied with Marco Bedard and another athlete)
  • First male to win 3xBFXs
  • Most KC Timber Challenge XTC Wins: 4
  • Most Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum Wins: 6 (Undefeated for entire Continuum run of events 2019-2021)
  • Longest Treadmill OCR: OCRmill 24 hours, 90 miles of OCR on a treadmill (1 mile + 4 obstacles repeated for 24 hours)
  • Highest OCR / Ultra-OCR on Record: OCRmill 21000 Feet, 6 hours, 20+ miles at 21,000 feet simulated altitude using a hypoxic generator
  • First (and only) athlete to complete Everest Challenge with obstacles: OCR Everest 2022, Evan Perperis Completes First Ever OCR Everest Challenge on Tough Mudder Course
  • Most 12 hour Toughest Mudder Individual Podiums: 6 (Plus two 12 hr Toughest Team podium and one Virtual Toughest podium.
  • Currently has a streak of 8 Toughest Podiums in a row starting in 2019 counting 6 individual and 2 team podiums)
  • Most Ultra-OCR Podiums: 27 (16x 1st, 7x 2nd, 4x 3rd)

PERSONAL BEST STREAKS

Streaks are back-to-back attended races or back-to-back years (where noted) where a certain level of accomplishment was achieved. Below are not necessarily world records, just Evan's personal bests when it comes to back-to-back events. Must be a minimum of 3 podiums/wins to be added to the list of streaks.

Back to Back Attended Races
1. Toughest Mudder individual 12 hour podium streak: 6 (2019-ongoing)
2. Toughest Mudder podium individual or team streak: 9 (2019-ongoing)
3. Conquer The Gauntlet Continuum win: 6x (2019-2021, undefeated)
4. BFX podium streak: 2015-2016, 6x total (series no longer active)
5. KC Timber Challenge podium streak: 7x in a row (ongoing)
6. Podium Streak (any race series, back-to-back attended races): 11 in 2023 (6 in Sept 2023, raced every weekend)
7. Dirt Runner Wins: 2017-2019 (3x total, one a year, undefeated, series no longer active)
8. Top Ten at World's Toughest Mudder as an Individual: 4x in a row for racing WTM as an individual (2016, 2019, 2021, 2022)
9. Age Group Podium at World's Toughest Mudder as an individual: 4x in a row, ongoing (2016, 2019, 2021, 2022)
10. 75+ miles at World's Toughest Mudder: 6x in a row, ongoing (2016, 2017 as a non-relay team, 2018 as a non-relay team, 2019, 2021, 2022)

Annual Podium Streaks
(must get at least one a year, can have non win/podium races in between)
1. Tough Mudder Podium (Tougher/Toughest/WTM/Infinity) Streak (at least one a year): 14x 2017-ongoing (2020 was a virtual Toughest)
2. Conquer The Gauntlet cash prize streak by year: 2015-2021 (15x total, at least one a year)
3. Conquer The Gauntlet podium streak by year: 2015-2023 (17x total, at least one a year)

OCR CONTENT RECORDS

2nd Largest Individual Producer of OCR Content in the World

  • Seven published OCR books, one which has an updated 2nd edition (available on Strength & Speed, Amazon, Audible and one in major book retailers)
  • 350+ articles on more than a dozen website in the OCR world and beyond
    •  In print: MetCon magazine, Endurance News, MILO, I-29 Magazine
    • Digitally: All print ones plus Mud Run Guide, Adventurey (OCRWC/NORAM), dryrobe, HYLETE, VJ Shoes, SOFLETE, Yolked, Complete Human Performance, LifeFuels, Obstacle Racing Media, I-29 Magazine, Squirrel's Nut Butter, Folds of Honor, 0600 Challenge, OCR Buddy, The OCR Report)
  • Host/producer of the 2nd longest running podcast consistently producing episodes with 200+ recordings
  • A guest on more than half a dozen podcasts (Overcome and Run, SOFLETE, The Obstacle Order, Obstacle Racing Media, World's Toughest Podcast, Link Endurance, Obstacle Running Adventures, What It's Like..., Coach P's Perspective, World's Toughest Podcast)
  • Two audio books (Ultra-OCR Man & Conquering The Gauntlet)
  • Live tip videos for Mud Run Guide
  • Tips, workouts and videos through CTG Pro Team
  • Focus of half a dozen OCR related video productions (OCR Talk: Endure The Gauntlet, Jake Diehl's Endure The Gauntlet, Overcome and Run's OCR America, Stoke Shed's OCR America 2: When Hell Freezes Over, Stoke Shed's upcoming Ultra-OCR Man, Stoke Shed's mini-docs including My First Marathon, Preparing for your first marathon and Focus)
  • Appeared on local news segments, in the background of Spartan Race Palmerton 2015 and on camera interviews for Hannibal Race 2015, Toughest Mudder (Midwest & East) 2017 and Hannibal Race 2017
  • 5 years as the Team Captain for the Conquer The Gauntlet Pro Team and current Team Captain for MudGear-Battle of the Lions Pro Team: manages their website along with with some of their social media
  • Founder of Strength & Speed and manages their website along with their social media
  • First (and only) book on competitive obstacle course racing
  • First (and only) book focused on OCR written by a competitive athlete in the sport
  • First (and only) book on ultra distance obstacle course racing
  • First (and only) book that covers some history of OCR that is not centered around one brand
  • Most widely published OCR author: 19 different brands/website/magazines
    • In print: MetCon magazine, Endurance News, MILO, I-29 Magazine
    • Digitally: All print ones plus Mud Run Guide, Adventurey (OCRWC/NORAM), MudGear, Tough Mudder, dryrobe, HYLETE, VJ Shoes, SOFLETE, Yolked, Complete Human Performance, LifeFuels, Obstacle Racing Media, I-29 Magazine, Squirrel's Nut Butter, Folds of Honor, 0600 Challenge)

Significant Series/Rankings

OCRWC Rankings

Listed in the top 20 from August-September of 2015.

Tough Mudder Series/Rankings


2014 World's Toughest Mudder Hall of Fame

A list of 75+ mileage achievements for WTM created by Tough Mudder after WTM 2014.

2017 Toughest Mudder Rankings

Athletes were ranked based off their best top three finishes at Toughest Mudder events with Evan finishing 6th.

2017 Holy Grail Rankings

Athletes were listed based off number of miles completed cumulatively at Tougher Mudder, Toughest Mudder and World's Toughest Mudder. There was no limit on the number of events you ran. Finished in the top 10 despite only six events (2x Tougher Mudders, 3xToughest Mudders and 1x World's Toughest Mudder).

2019 Holy Grail

Finished 3rd in 2019 Holy Grail miles after 3xTougher Mudders, 3xToughest Mudders and 90 miles at World's Toughest Mudder.

2021 Holy Grail Champion

Finished 1st in the Holy Grail Series after 1xTougher, 2xToughest and World's Toughest Mudder but had strong mileage performances at all of them. The
fewest events for the winner of the series ever.

Battle of the Lions Series

3rd place finish at the 2021 BOTL series.