Kevin Sinfield completed his mammoth 101-mile run for lifelong friend Rob Burrow and the Motor Neurone Disease Association this morning.
It was an incredible task, running through the night, visibly broken but not emotionally stirred as Sinfield strode into Headingley Stadium to the finish line.
Alongside him for the final mile was Burrow’s daughter Macy and wife Lindsay, with over a thousand spectators handing Sinfield a standing ovation as he crossed the famous turf.
If there’s ever been a sporting moment as heartfelt and riddled with emotion as much as this then please tell the world about it.
On the field, Sinfield and Burrow won multiple trophies, won adoring adulation and left their names firmly etched in Leeds and Super League history.
But, this moment transcended rugby and sporting lines; there should be no other option left but to knight Kevin Sinfield for his commitment to his friend and the MND cause.
And, even then, as selfless as he is, the new Leicester Tigers coach would probably tell dignitaries to knight Rob instead.
The likes of Frank Bruno and Alan Shearer had their own say on the achievement, both heroes within their own respective sports of boxing and football.
Former WBC Heavyweight champion Bruno said: “Morning Massive congratulations to Kevin Sinfield who has run/walked 101 miles in 24 hours to raise money for his pal @Rob7Burrow & create awareness for @mndassoc if that does not show determination friendship and create awareness we might as well all give up! WELL done.”
Morning Massive congratulations to Kevin Sinfield who has run/walked 101 miles in 24 hours to raise money for his pal @Rob7Burrow & create awareness for @mndassoc if that does not show determination friendship and create awareness we might as well all give up! WELL done pic.twitter.com/Wz2Esw0RGU
— Frank Bruno MBE 🇬🇧 (@frankbrunoboxer) November 23, 2021
Newcastle United heroic striker Alan Shearer also couldn’t hide his pride for the former Golden Boot Winner.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 23, 2021
You can donate to Sinfield’s magnificent achievement here, as donations reach £800,000 at the time of writing this article.