The motivation to finish the race fast…….
Kaori Niwa, Japanese ultra-trail runner, finished UTMB 2021. She arrived finish point with 2 friends running happily together.
Actually Kaori ran out of gels after Vallorcine and experienced hunger knock between the last peak and the last aid station where is very technical.
“ When I come down safe, I was so happy. I was so happy to see my friends who were the ones running to the finish line.
They are from Saint Gervais. I promised them that I finish as early as possible and have dinner together, so that was my big motivation too.
Without them, I would take more time.”