Yuko began running regularly in 2012. Originally a national level sailer, she was not one for running. However, soon after beginning to run in adulthood, she began to become very invested in running and learned she enjoyed it very much. She now uses her job as a radio station personality to encourage healthy lifestyles and introduce Hawaii’s unique running community to a larger audience. She also works on the development of the local running community through her work on the board of directors of the Mid-Pac Road Runners Club.