Evan Perperis: Evan Perperis is a competitive obstacle racer with numerous podium finishes including a 13th overall finish at World's Toughest Mudder. He draws on experience from the military along with his competitive fitness background including everything from marathon running to natural bodybuilding. His academic accomplishments include an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters degree from the University of Kansas, and a certification as a National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer. He is the owner of the hybrid athlete organization Strength & Speed, which focuses on the ability to increase both strength and endurance. Strength & Speed athletes have a strong presence in obstacle course racing because those are required attributes to perform well. Stay up to date on his latest articles through TeamStrengthSpeed.com, and at MudRunGuide.com, where he is a contributing writer.