Last year Wigan fan Martyn Clarke made headlines as he ran seven half triathlons in seven days to raise thousands and thousands of pounds for Motor Neurone Disease charities in the name of Leeds legend Rob Burrow.
Burrow was diagnosed with the disease in December 2019 and, despite this tragedy, has been on an inspiring journey since giving millions of people hope and telling the whole truth behind what he goes through day to day in his amazing book ‘Two Many Reasons to Live.’
He’s sparked a number of amazing fundraising activities like Kevin Sinfield’s seven marathons in seven days or indeed Sinfield’s 101 miles in 24 hours.
There was a lovely testimonial game for him and Jamie Jones-Buchanan in 2020 where Burrow and members of Leeds’ golden generation took to the field one last time too.
But Clarke’s fundraiser was right but there with the very best and was backed by Leigh owner Derek Beaumont.
Now, Clarke is contemplating taking on another mammoth challenge for Burrow after the last one did so well even sparking people on the other side of the planet to get involved.
This one would see him tackle a 9 mile swim, 800 miles on a bike and a 66 mile run from France, to Leeds and then to Leigh.
So..12 months from now, June '23 #triathlonimpossible for @mndassoc @Rob7Burrow
Worth a shot?..
One more time..
9 mile swim
800 mile bike
66 mile run
France to @leedsrhinos to @LeighCenturions @mndVIPteam @triathannie @leedsrhinos @tsakirides @JoeStearne
— Martyn Clarke (@clarkemartyn1) June 11, 2022
Already referred to as “Project Impossible” by Clarke, it would take place in a year’s time in June 2023 and would again help raise much needed funds in the battle to end MND.