Rob Burrow sends heartfelt message

Rob Burrow has sent out a heartfelt message to the rugby league community on social media giant Twitter.

Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) back in December 2019 and has, alongside his father Geoff and friend Kevin Sinfield, have played a major role in raising awareness of the disease.

At the end of November, Sinfield completed a remarkable 101 miles in 24 hours, raising millions in the process with Burrow and Sinfield uniting the whole of rugby league in admiration.

Wigan Warriors then gave Burrow their own piece of memorabilia at Robin Park Arena – Wigan’s training centre – with an image of Sinfield embracing Burrow when the two played together at the Leeds Rhinos with the caption: “The best teammates care”.

And, the former Leeds Rhinos halfback gave a lovely tribute to the rugby league community last night after the heroic efforts of Martyn Clarke, who is going to complete seven half-Ironman challenges in seven days.

An Ironman challenge consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run, raced in that order.

Of course, Clarke is doing half of that so it will consist of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile cycle and 13.1-mile run.

Clarke is going to do that seven times, consecutively, to raise money for Rob Burrow and the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

And, Burrow has since responded: “I know I am repeating myself but what an impact the rugby league community has had on motor neurone disease. I’m so proud of how everyone has rallied round and put teams aside and just helped out one of their own. It just makes me love you all even more!”

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