Brian Maxwell




Age: 51


Summary: Canadian marathon runner and founder of the multimillion-dollar PowerBar empire who in 1977 was ranked as the No. 3 marathon runner in the world by Track and Field News, who was part of the 1980 Olympic team that boycotted the games in Moscow, who in 1986 invented the high-carb energy bar PowerBar to help long-distance runners maintain energy levels during marathons, and who sold his company in 2000 to Nestle for $750-million.



Cause of Death: Apparent heart attack


Born: 1953


Died: March 19, 2004


Location: San Anselmo, California