John Bezou   Hypoxia Performance

At Hypoxia Performance we believe that exceptional is possible! We believe in a comprehensive and holistic approach to training. We strongly believe that the right balance of sleep, nutrition and activity combined with good mental skills can enable anyone to succeed. Our focus is on ultra-distance formats with a focus on multi-day stage races but are here to help runners of all levels compete at all distances. Our coaches will work closely with you to design a program that fits your needs.


My running career started after I joined the US Army in 1998. Running was a daily work requirement but, after recognizing that I had an aptitude for it, I began competing soon after at shorter races and sprint triathlons. At my debut half marathon in 2003, I achieved a top 10 overall finish and an age group win. Since that time I have competed at every distance from 5K to 100 miles and have competed in several sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons and adventure races.
Before retiring from federal service in 2018, I had the honor of becoming a Master Resilience Trainer for the Army and serving as the Director of Human Performance for Fort Carson, Colorado and The 4th Infantry Division. After retirement I decided to combine my two main passions running and helping others develop their resilience by becoming a professional athlete and endurance coach.
Currently I am focused on completing the 4 Deserts Grand Slam - a series of four 155-mile self supported stage races held around the globe - visit

Other races completed:

  • Brew to Brew 44 mile
  • Bear Chase 50 mile & 100K
  • Salt Flats 100 mile
  • Children of the Cane 50K
  • Rattler 50K
  • Desert Rats 50K
  • Multiple Run Disney events (10K & 13.1 including age group and masters division podium finishes)
  • Memphis in May and Deserts Edge Olympic-distance Triathlons

I also provide comprehensive race planning consultations and crewing/pacing services for ultra-distance events in the Rocky Mountain region.


Colorado Springs, CO
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills

Sport Types

Running, Adventure Racing, High School Cross Country, Corporate Wellness



Athlete Requirements

heart rate monitor preferred but not required


Colorado Springs, CO
United States