Tributes paid to “beacon of hope” Leeds Rhinos legend “Super Kevin Sinfield” after he completes latest challenge

Kevin Sinfield has again gone above and beyond in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease.

The former Leeds Rhinos skipper ran seven marathons in seven days in 2020, 101 miles in 24 hours in 2021 and yesterday completed seven ultramarathons in seven days to raise money and awareness in the fight against MND in the name of his good friend Rob Burrow.

He arrived at Old Trafford at halftime in the Rugby League World Cup Final to a hero’s welcome and rightly so.

He has raised nearly £1.7 million yet again with this fundraising which is nearly a million over his target of £777,777.77.

A legend of rugby league, people will tell you he is a legend of a man as well for what he’s done for Burrow and the MND community.

Sinfield has received some fantastic tributes as well.

His rugby union team the Leicester Tigers, who he helped guide to Premiership glory in 2022, sang “Super Kevin Sinfield” after their win this weekend which you can watch here.

Meanwhile, former Sunderland striker Marcus Stewart described Sinfield as a “beacon of hope.”

The former Sunderland striker who scored 31 goals for the club was diagnosed with MND in September.

He spoke on BBC Breakfast about what Sinfield has done: “It’s great that it has just reached a million.

“The crowds that have been turning up are always inspiring.

“Of course it’s important but Kevin is a beacon of hope. That’s what he is to a lot of us. He’s doing his best with his mate Rob as well, along with his mates who are running with him.

“A million as it stands, I think it’s five million that he’s raised himself with previous events that he’s done. The awareness is great, the timing of it, he doesn’t do it very often but when he does he does it big so that can only be the right way forward.”

You can still donate here.

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