Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield is again doing the unthinkable with a brilliant fundraising challenge in the name of former teammate Rob Burrow and raising awareness and money in the battle against Motor Neurone Disease.
Burrow was diagnosed in December 2019 and since then Sinfield has battled hard in the push against MND.
In 2020, he ran seven marathons in seven days before running 101 miles in 24 hours before taking on seven ultra marathons in seven days this year which will culminate in Sinfield arriving at Old Trafford at halftime in the Rugby League World Cup Final between Australia and Samoa.
He has now completed five days of the challenge including arriving in York in front of a massive crowd this evening.
During this, he has been supported by special guests especially today.
Sinfield was joined by former Leeds teammate Jamie Peacock. Peacock is Super League’s most successful player with nine Grand Final wins to his name.
Six of those came alongside Sinfield and Burrow from 2007-15 until he and Sinfield bowed out of the sport at the same time as treble winners in 2015.
Alongside Peacock, was 2003 Rugby Union World Cup winner Will Greenwood showing the link between the two sports in the battle against MND.
Sinfield has been working as defence coach at Leicester Tigers helping them to the Premiership title.
Of course, rugby union legend Doddie Weir is also battling MND and has supported Burrow since his diagnosis in 2019.
Sinfield has already reached 80% of his target with just two days to go.
You can donate here.