Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield smashes another fundraising milestone with special added meaning

Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield has gone above and beyond in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

Ever since the diagnosis of good friend and former teammate Rob Burrow in 2019, Sinfield has done three huge challenges.

He ran seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours last year and last week he completed seven ultramarathons in seven days.

All three of these challenges have raised money and awareness in the fight against MND all breaking the £2 million marker every time.

In fact his latest challenge has reached £2.1 million.

Speaking to the press yesterday, Sinfield revealed that all added up together him and his team have raised over £7 million, a sentimental figure considering Burrow is one of the most famous Leeds Rhinos number sevens ever.

Sinfield also spoke about a touching moment he shared with Burrow during the challenge:

“It was a really nice moment when I saw him at Headingley. He text me every night, he genuinely cares about what we’re doing and the team but wanted to make sure we were alright.

“That moment at Headingley tells you everything. His eyes and his smile told me everything I need to know.

“To greet Lindsey and his mum and dad are an emotional moment which will stick with me forever because I know what it means to them.

“I’m delighted we were able to have a great week.

“The challenges have provided me the chance to provide hope to people and there is no greater gift.

“I don’t want any rewards, I’ve had my rewards, the memories and the hope we’ve made.

“I said this about my playing career, the medals and the trophies matter but they don’t really matter because the thing I treasure are the memories.

“So after the last three years I feel like I’m a billionaire in terms of friendships.”

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