Leeds Rhinos legends Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield to take on amazing challenge together

Since Rob Burrow’s heartbreaking Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis, Kevin Sinfield and plenty of others have done a lot for the former Leeds number seven in terms of raising money and awareness in trying to combat the awful disease.

Sinfield played at Headingley one last time in a testimonial for Burrow, ran seven marathons in seven days before running 101 miles in 24 hours.

Today, he’s set to run a little further for Rob but Burrow himself will also be taking part as they both participate in today’s Leeds 10k to raise money and awareness again for MND as they join the Run With the Rhinos team.

It shows the strength of Burrow that he’ll still be going round despite the disease and the fact he’s in a wheelchair. Still as gutsy and brave as ever.

The two have already been spotted together in what was a lovely moment:

Leeds coach Rohan Smith will also be running after leading Leeds to their highest away score since a 68-0 win over Crusaders back in 2009 when Burrow and Sinfield were playing together with Burrow even crossing for a try on that occasion.

Members of the Leeds Rhinos netball squad are also there and you fancy there to be more familiar faces throughout the day as people from all walks of life run the Leeds 10k many of whom are doing so in the name of Rob Burrow.

Over £2million has been raised for the Rob Burrow Centre designed to bring extra help to those suffering from the disease and this week both Burrow and Sinfield visited the location its set to be at as more strides forwards are taken in combating the disease.

However, nothing could ever be enough so keep your eyes pealed for further fundraisers.

Speaking of which, you can still sponsor the runners today here.

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