Kevin Sinfield is one day through his seven day challenge as he again strives to raise money and awareness in the battle against Motor Neurone Disease in the name of his former Leeds Rhinos teammate Rob Burrow.
Yesterday, running in Scotland for Doddie Weir a rugby union star who also was diagnosed with MND and has supported Burrow since his own diagnosis in 2019.
Thus, Sinfield was joined on his ultra marathon yesterday, the first of seven in seven days, by another Scottish rugby union player in Carl Hogg a good friend of Weir.
On joining Sinfield, he said on the Rhinos Twitter: “The relationship between Rob and Doddie is very strong and for Kev to do what he’s doing, seven ultra marathons over seven days is just phenomenal, to jump on a bike and head down to where it all started for me and Doddie was very memorable.”
Meanwhile, Sinfield gave an update on his challenge on Twitter too: “The weather has been fantastic, the people who have been along the way have been special. Delighted with day one.
“It meant so much to have him here, the support he has given Rob is awesome but we can’t thank him enough.”
Kevin Sinfield OBE said it meant so much to the team to see @DoddieWeir5 at the start of his #Ultra7in7 Challenge and thanked everyone who came out to support him on day one.@mndassoc | @LDShospcharity | @DarbyRimmerMND | @MNDoddie5 | @Rob7Burrow | #MND
— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) November 13, 2022
Sinfield’s challenge concludes at the Rugby League World Cup Final on Saturday at Old Trafford.