Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield smashes another fundraising milestone

Kevin Sinfield has done it all in the sport of rugby league.

Yesterday he accomplished something special as he ran seven ultramarathons in seven days to raise money and awareness in the battle against Motor Neurone Disease in the name of good friend and former teammate Rob Burrow who was diagnosed in 2019.

The Leeds Rhinos legend guided Leeds Rhinos to seven Super League titles as captain of the club.

He also lifted three World Club Challenges, three League Leaders’ Shields and a pair of Challenge Cups in a trophy laden career.

Awarded the Lance Todd Trophy in 2005, the Harry Sunderland Award in 2009 and 2012 as well as the Golden Boot as the world’s best player in 2012, he scooped individual honours too.

In his final season in the game, Sinfield guided Leeds Rhinos to a historic treble.

He also holds the record for the most points in Super League history and the most goals. He is also third on the all time points scorers list in the sport and second for Super League appearances.

Yet, he will tell you the biggest achievement he has accomplished is the money he has raised in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

Since his former teammate Rob Burrow was diagnosed in December 2019, Sinfield has raised millions in the fight against MND running seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours last year and yesterday he completed his latest challenge.

He set out to raise £777,777.77 with this challenge and he smashed that target yesterday.

Now, he has raised over £2 million with his latest challenge. Sinfield has raised £1.7m through his fundraising page but with £300,000 gift aid he has surpassed the £2m marker.

You can still donate here.

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