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Brian Maxwell
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Entrepreneur
    (March 14, 1953-March 19, 2004)
    Raised in Toronto, Ontario
    Creator of the PowerBar (1986)
    World-class marathon runner
    Won 14 marathons
    Despite being a health nut, he died of a heart attack days after turning just fifty-one.
    He had five children.
    He jogged just about daily, and jogged the morning he died.
    He collapse while on line at a California Post Office (March 19, 2004).
    It took three years to develop the PowerBar.
    Although he had only one van for the PowerBars, he painted a large seven on one side and a large eleven on the other, so people would think there was a fleet of vans.
    He is credited with creating the sports nutrition business.
    Track & Field News ranked him the world's #3 marathoner (1977).
    He was a member of the Canadian Olympic team that was forced to boycott the Olympics (1980).
    He carried the Canada sign in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
    He graduated UCLA, Berkeley (1975).
    He won the Brutus Hamilton Award as the outstanding track team student.
    He earned a living as a long distance runner for eight years.
    He developed stomach problems and it slowed his running down (1983). He began mixing different low-fat concoctions to come up with a fast energy easily-digestible food.
    He was assisted by biochemist Bill Vaughn and a food science student, Jennifer Biddulph, who he eventually married.
    He began selling PowerBars from his kitchen.
    After his friends found his bars gave them extra energy, he decided to use his entire life savings to manufacture 35,000 bars. His investment was $50,000 plus $5,000 from his parents.
    Even though he was a entrepreneur, he made sure to spend lots of time with his kids.
    He sold PowerBars to Nestle for $375,000,000 (March 2000).
    When he sold the company, he had over 300 employees and average annual sales of over $50,000,000.
    He supported a number of charities.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 28 Votes: 60.71% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 65 Votes: 58.46% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 122 Votes: 63.11% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 211 Votes: 55.45% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 274 Votes: 46.35% Annoying
 
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