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385. Evan Perperis on Toughest Mudder Philadelphia, 100 OCR Podiums, and What is Next!

Obstacle Running Adventures

Release Date: 05/21/2024

389. Gaylord Gauntlet Live Coverage with Tara Knapp, Dr. Steve Holland, AWDs, and More! show art 389. Gaylord Gauntlet Live Coverage with Tara Knapp, Dr. Steve Holland, AWDs, and More!

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We all know Mike loves a good small local race so we drove down to the to experience and cover it for the first time! This race is 3.3 miles long with mud and over 20 obstacles.  We knew that but we had no idea the extent to which the event has benefitted members of the adaptive community for the past 10 years. In the last decade the Gaylord Gauntlet 5k has raised over $800,000 for the Gaylord Sports Association which provides adaptive sports for individuals with physical and visual disabilities, as well as our Military Veterans.  You'll hear from athletes with disabilities (AWDs),...

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388. 388. "Not Too Late", New Book By Gwendolyn Bounds!

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In the past and doing so opened up options for future book related interviews! 's publicist, Brianna Kusilek, reached out to us back in April but it took us a while to find a time to release a potential episode with her.  Luckily we made room this week and Katelyn interviewed her for the show! Katelyn and talk about changing perspective on life, growing older, overcoming adversity, golden retrievers, and much more. 's .  If we want more attention given to the sport that we love, then we need to support books written about the sport we love! ! 0:00 – 5:44 – Intro 5:44 –...

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387. Vivien Tran on Spartan US National Series, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, ASCO Spartacus Dash, and More! show art 387. Vivien Tran on Spartan US National Series, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, ASCO Spartacus Dash, and More!

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We had yet another athlete on the show, ! We have been keeping an eye on her as an athlete ever since she joined their team and we have not been disappointed.  Some accomplishments are winning a Axe, a , doing well in the , and achieving podium placements at many local events such as , , and ! We discussed how she found the sport, thoughts on the rest of the women's field, her experience in the sport so far, what she has planned for the rest of the year, the perks of being on a pro team, and much more! Follow along with her via  or ! 0:00 – 3:26 – Intro 3:26 – 9:14 – Quick...

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386. Hawk Call on Growing Up in OCR, Big Bear National Series Race, Preparing for Broken Arrow, and More! show art 386. Hawk Call on Growing Up in OCR, Big Bear National Series Race, Preparing for Broken Arrow, and More!

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When started getting into some big Spartan Races a few years ago it got a lot of us who have been in the sport for a long time pretty excited!  This is because many of us remember who is almost always in the conversation of who historically is one of the best men in the sport of OCR. is his own own athlete though, and I didn't want to have him on the show just to talk about his dad.  It didn't take long for him to start to make a name for himself though, and it quickly became more of an issue of having an open weekend for the show and have him on for his own episode. Following his...

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385. Evan Perperis on Toughest Mudder Philadelphia, 100 OCR Podiums, and What is Next! show art 385. Evan Perperis on Toughest Mudder Philadelphia, 100 OCR Podiums, and What is Next!

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is no stranger to the show due to his frequent appearances at our favorite OCR event to cover every year (World's Toughest Mudder), as well as our interest in his ultra OCR fundraising efforts over the years! We discuss , which podiums stood out to him the most over the years, how the recent Toughest Mudder East went along with the new changes to the team format, Lebenese food, and what he plans to do in both sport and life moving forward! , and , , and ! 0:00 – 2:45 – Intro 2:45 – 12:56 – Quick News 12:56 – 13:25 – Content Preface 13:25 - 1:05:30 - Interview 1:05:30 - End –...

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384. Sweat Check, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, UltraHouse Tryouts, and More with Noel Medina! show art 384. Sweat Check, MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro Team, UltraHouse Tryouts, and More with Noel Medina!

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We have been aware of and his sweat checks for a while now but it was him joining the that really got our attention! There wasn't good timing to have him on the show before now but when we saw that he was traveling to the Ultra House in Durango, CO to train with we figured it was a great opportunity to learn more about him and plans moving forward! We discuss how he found the sport of OCR, a bit of his life before, his most memorable accomplishments in the sport so far, how it feels to be added to a , why he made the trip to train with , and much more! Follow along with him via , , or...

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383. 400+ Spartan Races, Pinoy OCR, Buc-ees, and More with Tom Maming! show art 383. 400+ Spartan Races, Pinoy OCR, Buc-ees, and More with Tom Maming!

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We were unsure as to what to do for this week's episode until we saw ! His name is and I was excited to reach out to have him on the show to hear more about him, his achievement, and what he has planned for the future. We discuss how he first got into OCR, Pinoy OCR, #eatmorerice, favorite moments in the sport,  Buc-ees, favorite venues, and of course his impressive milestone! Follow along with him via , , or ! 0:00 – 5:19 – Intro 5:19 – 14:36 – Quick News 14:36 – 15:05 – Content Preface 15:05 - 1:05:10 - Interview 1:05:10 - End – Outro Next weekend we have an interview...

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382. New England OCR Expo! (Part 2: Athletes, Speeches, and Staff) show art 382. New England OCR Expo! (Part 2: Athletes, Speeches, and Staff)

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Once again, we just had the third and it is easily the most involved Mike has been!  In 2020 we were just vendors with a table, last year Mike helped with getting athletes to show up and give short talks.  This year Mike was on the board, attended biweekly meetings for months, and worked to help get more vendors and sponsors out to the event! We are splitting up content from this event into two so we can have an easier week next week and Mike can focus on his own race but in this part two you will hear from some athletes, the  speeches, and from some of the staff that made this...

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381. New England OCR Expo! (Part 1: Vendors) show art 381. New England OCR Expo! (Part 1: Vendors)

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It's the third New England OCR Expo that has been put on and it is easily the most involved Mike has been!  In 2020 we were just vendors with a table, last year Mike helped with getting athletes to show up and give short talks.  This year Mike was on the board, attended biweekly meetings for months, and worked to help get more vendors and sponsors out to the event! We are splitting up content from this event into two so we can have an easier week next week and Mike can focus on his own race but in this part one you will hear from the vendors (see below) We hope to get registration...

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380. Obstacle Wonderland's Boogie Weekend 3 and 6 Hour Multi Lap Live Coverage! show art 380. Obstacle Wonderland's Boogie Weekend 3 and 6 Hour Multi Lap Live Coverage!

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finally traveled to New York to participate in and cover ! Wanting to both support a small northeast race and get some good mileage in, registered for the 6 hour race.  He ran 3 laps, interviewed the 3 hour finisher athletes with some midrace brain fog, ran another lap, interviewed the 6 hour finisher athletes while freezing in the windy cold on and off rain, , , , and then recorded a personal recap while driving back to New Jersey! We highly recommend you check out an event, the put together by , and ! 0:00 – 2:45 – Intro 2:45 – 7:40 – Quick News 7:40 – 8:38 – Content...

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Evan Perperis is no stranger to the show due to his frequent appearances at our favorite OCR event to cover every year (World's Toughest Mudder), as well as our interest in his ultra OCR fundraising efforts over the years!

We discuss his milestone of achieving 100 OCR podiums, which podiums stood out to him the most over the years, how the recent Toughest Mudder East went along with the new changes to the team format, Lebenese food, and what he plans to do in both sport and life moving forward!

Listen to his podcast "Strength and Speed", like and follow the MudGear-Hannibal Race Pro team, check out his books, and follow along with Evan overall!

0:00 – 2:45 – Intro

2:45 – 12:56 – Quick News

12:56 – 13:25 – Content Preface

13:25 - 1:05:30 - Evan Perperis Interview

1:05:30 - End – Outro

Next weekend we hope to have an athlete on the show who competed at the 2nd of the Spartan US National Series, Big Bear!

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