Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield’s message as he starts latest fundraiser for Rob Burrow

This morning Kevin Sinfield set off on his latest challenge to raise money for the motor neurone disease community in the name of his friend Rob Burrow who was diagnosed with MND in 2019.

Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours in 2021 and now is running seven ultra-marathons in seven days to arrive at the Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford at halftime on Saturday.

He has raised millions of pounds in the name of Burrow and between them they have inspired so much support for the MND community.

Before setting off today, Sinfield gave a brilliant message on the BBC that he was not only running for Rob but all the MND community.

“Obviously Rob’s diagnosis a couple of years ago sparked all of this off. We all wear his number seven shirt on our backs. He’s the inspiration behind this,” Sinfield said.

“But the support from Doddie, Stephen Derby, Ed Slater who has been diagnosed. That brotherhood for those four has become so stronger and better.

“We run for all the MND community. We’ve got to keep trying to help.”

Shortly after this he set off.

During the seven days he will be joined by World Cup Chief Executive Jon Dutton as well as former Leeds Rhinos teammate Richie Mathers according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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