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Another fundraiser inspire by Leeds Rhinos legend as Wigan Warriors star and Leigh Leopards owner involved

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Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has gone above and beyond in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

Ever since the diagnosis of good friend and former teammate Rob Burrow in 2019, Sinfield has done three huge challenges.

He ran seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours last year and last week he completed seven ultramarathons in seven days.

All three of these challenges have raised money and awareness in the fight against MND all breaking the £2 million marker every time.

In fact his latest challenge has reached £2.1 million.

Speaking to the press after this latest challenge, Sinfield revealed that all added up together him and his team have raised over £7 million, a sentimental figure considering Burrow is one of the most famous Leeds Rhinos number sevens ever.

However, in truth this is only scratching the surface of what Sinfield has accomplished as he inspired others to take on their own challenges.

Last year Wigan Warriors fan Martyn Clarke raised a considerable sum with his own seven in seven challenge as he ran seven half ironman triathlons in a week to raise money in the fight against MND supported by Leigh Leopards owner Derek Beaumont.

In 2023, he will take on what he calls Triathlon Impossible in June. It will begin with a 7KM swim prior to a 1100KM bike ride to Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium and then a run from their to Leigh Leopards’ Leigh Sports Village.

Wigan Warriors star Willie Isa is also involved in the fundraiser in another brilliant example of how the rugby league community bands together for good causes.

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