BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Be it racquet or fork, Brian Hawkes is usually armed and dangerous. On the racquetball court, he is ranked 16th in the nation. Behind the dinner table, he is going for the gold.
The Hawkes Diet is already legend around the U.S. Olympic Festival. Eight-thousand calories a day. Six to eight meals a day. Grocery bills totaling up to $750 a month.
Brian Hawkes, the greatest champion of Outdoor Racquetball Hall of Fame, is noteworthy in two other sports. In 1999 Guinness declared him the "Fittest Man Alive" after a grueling 24-hour multi-sport marathon that smashed the old record. Brian swam, rowed, biked, ran and performed nine other events nonstop for 24 hours.