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.”