David Hannaford went to the Podiatric Medical School in San Francisco. Returning to Oredon to practice, he treated professional, recreational and U of O athletes where he had a staff appointment. Five years later, leaving Eugene for Seattle, he worked in the Sports Medicine Division of The Virginia Mason Hospital. Since 1991, he runs a private practice in the San Francisco area where he almost exclusively treats runners. Some of the best athlets in the world are among his patients. During his time at the University of Oregon, he himself began his career as an avid runner. After hundreads of races, his running interest has progressed to ultra marathoning. He has currently completed 46 ultra marathons and become the 2nd place man (at 51 years old) in the medical director of the San Francisco marathon.