Leading British performance eyewear brand, SunGod, has announced a partnership with British ultra-runner, Tom Evans.
Currently in Chamonix for the UTMB, Tom can be seen on the trails with SunGod’s dedicated eyewear collection for runners, the Ultras.
A former British Army Captain, Tom burst onto the scene with his 2017 third place finish of the Marathon des Sables, before going onto the smash the competition with an astounding victory in the 2018 CCC – Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix – the 101km ‘Little Sister’ of the UTMB.
Tom became a professional ultra-runner in 2019 when he left the military to pursue his passion, establishing himself as one of the stars of the ultra-endurance scene – with top race places across the globe.
Known for his positive nature and a proven record of overcoming adversity and injury, the UTMB will be Tom’s biggest test since undergoing major surgery just one year ago. Following years of knee issues, and after recovering from collapsing at the British Olympic Marathon trials and ending up in hospital for 36 hours, he opted to have IT band lengthening surgery to avoid further knee trouble.
Re-establishing his presence on the racing scene, Tom won the technically challenging 65km Transgrancanaria in March 2022 and has focused on preparing himself for getting to the start line of UTMB 2022.
“I’ve always been one to make sure that the kit I use is not just the best, but that it’s comfortable and fit for purpose. I’ve spent countless hours testing and trying out different options, and the 8KO® lenses in the SunGod Ultras are unlike anything else I’ve tried. Especially when I’m tired towards the harder sections of races, being able to see exactly what’s in front of me with clarity is such a game-changer – and something I can’t wait to take into UTMB and beyond.” Tom said.
Tom looks to kick start his UTMB campaign with a solid performance in this year’s race, running alongside some of the elites of the trail running world.