For his day job, the 41-year-old New Zealand native logs more than 400,000 air miles per year, mostly as he crisscrosses the globe with the CBS show's $1-million prize and adventure-hungry contestants. But that's nothing really. He's also putted his way -- some 12,000 golf strokes and 107 miles in all -- across Scotland, set a world record for bungee jumping, eaten a fancy meal atop an erupting volcano and earned a reindeer-racing license in Finland.
Starting today, he's going to be facing another extreme: a 5,000-calorie-per-day diet featuring an afternoon treat he calls a "Philiminator" Shake (a special energy concoction combining whey protein, soy milk, flax seed and peanut butter). He's going to need every ounce to fuel a 40-day, 3,500-mile bicycle ride across America that kicks off today from Santa Monica and, he hopes, will end in New York City by early May, days before the season finale of "The Amazing Race."
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