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Revealed: The amazing role St Helens played in Rob Burrow marathon

Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield were an exceptional partnership on the rugby field.

Many of their greatest moments came at the expense of St Helens at Old Trafford as they won four Grand Finals against the Saints with Burrow claiming the Harry Sunderland Award in two of them and Sinfield claiming it in 2009.

But all that mattered little yesterday as they did something far more inspiring.

Burrow was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019. Since then, Rob and his family have campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to support other families living with MND.

Yesterday the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon will see over 10,000 participants take on a brand new route through Leeds that starts and finishes at Headingley Stadium. Taking in some of Leeds’ most scenic countryside and outer suburbs, the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon was a fitting tribute to the city that launched Rob’s career and which he calls home and the pair again ran alongside each other.

Leeds Rhinos even shared a video of them finishing the race together as Sinfield carried his former teammate over the line in a truly touching moment.

An emotional moment that sums up the togetherness of the two.

The best of teammates and the best of friends, they have a special bond and it is fitting they completed this together on the scene of so many historic nights between the two as the pair made memories together.

More than just teammates and rugby players, the pair are inspirational men.

Here are pictures from the moment:

Despite the rivalry between Leeds and Saints and the devastation Sinfield and Burrow brought to St Helens, the Saints played a heart warming role yesterday with their mascot and cheerleaders as revealed by the Rhinos.

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