Is Leeds Rhinos legend a man or a robot?
The things that Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has been able to do has been nothing short of spectacular in recent years.
For 24 hours, he ran 101 miles between his new home at Leicester Tigers and Headingley, raising more than £2.1 million for the MND Association which took his overall fund-raising in two challenges to almost £5m.
Sinfield was honoured to collect the Rugby Players’ Association Blyth Spirit Award which recognises courage in the face of adversity following that run.
“I went through a whole range of different emotions on the run,” Sinfield told the Daily Mirror.
“In the middle of the night, when we’d not had any sleep, when we were tired and hungry, the weather wasn’t great.. I’ve blanked it out of my mind now, but at the time it took a fair bit out of me.
“The thing is though, it was worth every step. You don’t just stop being a team-mate because the rugby stops.”
“You talk about champions and wonderful people in sport and you don’t have to look too far in ether code of rugby to find two of the greatest men that either code has seen,” Sinfield continued.
“The courage, the strength, the support they’ve given to millions across the country through what they’ve done and how they’ve gone about it has been truly inspiring.”
Now, though, he is planning on doing something even bigger.
Speaking to Sky Sports earlier in the year after receiving his OBE from Prince William, Sinfield revealed that the plan is in place to go again later on in the year.
“As you’ve seen over the years a whole host of former teammates have done some wonderful things and we’ve got a plan for later on in the year,” Sinfield said.
“But, it’s not ready to be released yet as I’m still putting finishing touches to it – it’s a trilogy.
“The money is really important as that what makes the difference, but we need to show the people with MND that there are people who care for them and are willing to do things like this.”
But, what could that entail? We will soon know.