"I'm a big believer that a healthy body is a healthy mind," he said. "For the ancient Greeks, demonstrating your intelligence was part of physical competition, and the measure of a man was every discipline. They were interested in the aesthetic, but only of a complete person."
Hanagarne's Web site, www.worldsstrongestlibrarian.com, chronicles all that, plus his own struggle with Tourette's syndrome. "It was a way for me to talk about things I love," the librarian said. "Nothing scares me like being bored."