Chris DeNucci Interview

Chris DeNucci Interview

Chris DeNucci, “DeNuch” to most, started running a few years ago after he had his entire colon removed.  Fast forward to 2014 when he came onto the competitive San Francisco/Marin ultra scene and started kicking butt, winning a Western States Golden Ticket along the way.

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There’s a lot in that few year span I’ve got questions about, from his first real trail run, to training, preparation, and recovery.  It seemed he appeared out of nowhere and started kicking butt immediately. How’d that happen?  What were his first road marathons like and what did he learn? Why didn’t he run Mt. Marathon in Alaska when he had the chance?

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San Francisco Running Company XC Team

Chris DeNucci is also an MD/PhD who’s a resident at Stanford in Radiology with a specialty in Sports Imaging, so take the opportunity to ask him about calf injuries, Graston therapy, which injuries he sees most of, and what he does to prevent them? He talks about his own struggle with Plantars Fasciitis and what he did to overcome it.

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Way Too Cool river crossing

And…and…and…Chris just signed on to the Hoka Elite team, he shares his plan to do the Squamish 50/50 a la Mike Wardian, and what it’s like pacing someone at a big race when they are having a lousy time.

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Chris DeNucci at XC Club Nationals

Chris DeNucci Episode Notes

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Episode sponsored by the Shadow of the Giants 50k on June 11.  Check it out!

Chris runs for Hoka and Simple Hydration.

Here’s Chris’ site and here’s his girlfriend Jenny’s site.

Chris’ Doppelgänger is Billy Mays”

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Here’s San Francisco Running Company’s homepage.

Here’s how to follow Chris DeNucci on social media. Click the images for linkage.

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You're awfully quiet back there. Anything to say?