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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 Athletic 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
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

Most 12 hour Toughest Mudder Individual Podiums: 5
(Plus two 12 hr Toughest Team podium and one Virtual Toughest podium. 
Currently has a streak of 7 Toughest Podiums in a row starting in 2019 counting 5 individual and 2 team podiums)

Most Ultra-OCR Podiums: 26
(16x 1st, 6x 2nd, 4x 3rd)


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: 5 (2019-ongoing)
2. Toughest Mudder podium individual or team streak: 7 (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 races): 5x in 2020
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-ongoing (16x total, at least one a year)


OCR-Author Related 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

Most published OCR related books: 7

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)