Kevin Sinfield is a modern-day gladiator as he continues his incredible fund-raising effort for his lifelong friend Rob Burrow and the MND Association.
As everyone in rugby league knows, Sinfield has already completed a ‘7 in 7’, whereby he ran seven marathons in seven days, raising over £2.7 million.
But, now his current project of trying to run 101 miles in a bid to raise over £100,000 has already hit the target and more, with over £300,000 raised so far – and you can donate by clicking here.
Sinfield set off this morning from the home of Leicester Tigers, Welford Road – the rugby union club where he currently resides as a coach – before finishing (fingers crossed) at Leeds Rhinos’ home, Headingley.
Of course, the former loose forward played for the West Yorkshire club for 18 years, winning multiple Grand Final and Challenge Cups and etching himself firmly into rugby league folklore.
But, it’s his professionalism off the field which has taken the sporting world by storm.
The run will continue throughout the night, with the final leg from Hyde Park in Leeds to Headingley beginning at 07:40 GMT on Tuesday.
The campaign for greater MND research overcame a massive stumbling block last week when the government – who had previously been reluctant – pledged over £50 million into the research over the next five years.
You can track Kevin’s run by clicking here.