Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield reveals touching pact he made which inspired fundraising challenges for Rob Burrow

Once again, Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield is going above and beyond for his friend and former teammate Rob Burrow after he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in December 2019.

He is taking on another massive challenge to raise money in the fight against the disease and raising awareness about the difficulties sufferers face.

Speaking on BBC, the former Leeds skipper Sinfield revealed the touching pact which helped inspire these challenges starting with the first one in 2020 as he ran seven marathons in seven days.

He said: “This started out when Rob Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. We made a pact that we would raise an amount of money for him and we got to September 2020 we were short.

“I made that pact that by Christmas morning he would be able to wake up and not have any financial concerns with three kids under 10.

“I wanted him to wake up Christmas day and for the kids to open the presents and for him to be able to present with them and enjoy every moment.

“So we put together seven marathons in seven days we went again the year after with 101 miles in 24 hours, and this year we go against with what was the original idea.”

Sinfield has been running today after 78 miles in the last two days.

He’ll arrive at Old Trafford – a ground where he won seven Super League Grand Final alongside Burrow – at halftime in the Rugby League World Cup Final.

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