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Kevin Sinfield just shy of donation target after completing latest challenge

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield and his team completed their epic 7 in 7 in 7 Challenge in London as they ran from Twickenham Stadium to The Mall completing all seven marathons in under four hours each day. 

You can support the team by donating at https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/kevin-sinfield

Sinfield is of course running for his friend and former teammate Rob Burrow who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease almost four years ago exactly.

Burrow has spent the last four years raising awareness about the cruel and underfunded illness in the hope that a cure can be found, and in doing so he has given hope and inspiration to many who suffer from the illness.

Sinfield has done likewise and has contributed with yearly challenges all of which frankly get more insane than the last.

The former Leeds Rhinos loose-forward began these challenges back in 2020 and has now completed another one this winter and the weather has made the accomplishment all the more impressive.

Sinfield has raised well over £700,000 this time and is closing in on his target of £777,777. You can donate here.

Sinfield and Burrow mean a lot to each other but also to the city of Leeds being pillars of the city’s most successful sporting dynasty. The pair won seven Grand Finals together in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2015. The 2015 Grand Final was Sinfield’s final game for the Rhinos before retiring from rugby league prior to a brief stint in rugby union.

Burrow would play until retiring at the end of the 2017 season with his final game also being a Grand Final victory as the Rhinos defeated his home town team Castleford Tigers at Old Trafford.

However, both would play one more time together in January 2020 just after Burrow’s diagnosis as the golden generation would all return in a testimonial for Burrow and teammate Jamie Jones-Buchanan.

The likes of Keith Senior, Danny McGuire, Kylie Leuluai, Jamie Peacock, Brett Delaney and Keith Senior also returned to the field that day in one of the most emotional afternoons of rugby league you will ever see.

That was an inspiring day and Sinfield and Burrow have continued to inspire ever since.

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