Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has now raised an astonishing £1.1MILLION as he runs his seventh marathon in seven days for the MND Association for former team-mate Rob Burrow
Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has raised over £1million by running seven marathons in seven days for his friend Rob Burrow.
Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last December after Sinfield encouraged him to visit a doctor about slurred speech.
Speaking to Sportsmail in November, Sinfield said: ‘It will be the toughest thing I’ve ever done.
Kevin Sinfield pictured on his final marathon on Monday as he bids to raise money and awareness for the fight against MND after his former Leeds Rhinos team-mate Rob Burrow was diagnosed with the disease
‘It will be a huge mental challenge for me but I am looking forward to the battle.
‘I am going to spend that much time out on the road, I want to try and think of the good times I had with Rob.
‘I want to enjoy it so I will try and remember how funny he is, some of the jokes and daft pranks he played on people, rather than it all being quite dark and sad.’
Sinfield has described his friendship with Burrow as ‘an unbreakable bond’. They last played together five years ago, winning the 2015 Super League Grand Final in their last match together.
Former Leeds Rhinos star Rob Burrows was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year