The 26th KIX Senshu International Marathon was held February 17, 2019. Rachel Valenzuela was the representative runner from Berkeley. This was a repeat experience for her, as she ran in the 2017 marathon also. Rachel works out of the Elmwood fire station with the Berkeley Fire Department as an apparatus operator. She is also trained as a medic. In her spare time, she is busy caring for and raising four children. She was very excited to see all her Sakai friends once again.