Once upon a time, it seemed the landmarks we would remember Kevin Sinfield achieving would all be on the rugby field.
Whether that was in the shape of seven Super League titles, kicking more goals in the competition than anyone else or becoming the sport’s third most prolific point scorer ever, Sinfield never seemed far from reaching an important landmark and ended his time as a player with an enviable CV.
However, the landmarks he’s achieving these days mean so much more. When running seven marathons in seven days to raise money to help fight against Motor Neurone Disease – the disease his friend and former teammate Rob Burrow fights admirably day by day – he raised £3 million and he’s looking to build on that on Monday as he runs 101 miles from Leicester to Leeds in another amazing fundraising effort to help raise enough money to find some way of treating MND giving the inspirational Burrow and the thousands of people suffering with the disease hope of a better tomorrow.
Remarkably, his fundraising effort the Extra Mile has already surpassed a major landmark with the MND Association announcing that it has already raised £100,000 in the fight against MND meaning he has already met his target two days before he starts running on the 22nd November and three days before his run comes to an end with the former Leeds captain arriving at Leeds’ Headingley Stadium early on the 23rd.
HE’S DONE IT AGAIN!
£100,000 🥳 #TheExtraMile
Our inspirational patron, Kevin Sinfield, has done it. What an incredible achievement. Huge thank you and congratulations from everyone at the #MND Association.
— MND Association (@mndassoc) November 20, 2021
The fund will be divided between the MND Association and The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease.
You can donate to the Extra Mile here.