Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield’s 7 in 7 in 7 Challenge concluded today aptly on Thursday 7th December in London as Sinfield and the team completed their epic week long challenge.
The run started at 12 noon at Twickenham Stadium before heading to Richmond Park, where the Extra Mile took place. The route which took Sinfield through some of the most famous landmarks in London along the banks of the Thames before finished on The Mall.
Sinfield was emotional as he crossed the finish line understandably in tears likely because of the toll on his body but also the importance the fundraising has to him.
Sinfield is of course raising money for Motor Neurone Disease Charities due to the diagnosis of his friend and former teammate Rob Burrow with the disease.
You can watch Sinfield cross the finish line here.
Burrow was diagnosed with MND back in December 2019 and we are approaching the fourth anniversary of this.
Burrow was of course famous for being the Rhinos’ number seven hence the focus on the number seven within Sinfield’s challenges which he has been doing since 2020.
Sinfield has raised millions for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and other associated charities and given hope and inspiration to millions of people as has Burrow.
The two played in arguably Super League’s greatest ever team winning seven Super League Grand Finals together in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and the treble winning side of 2015. Burrow played on after Sinfield’s retirement in 2015 and in his final game defeated home town club Castleford Tigers to become the most successful one club player in Super League history with an eighth Grand Final.
Burrow will continue to battle MND courageously whilst Sinfield continues to put his own body through hell to raise money and awareness for the underfunded and devastating illness and hopefully one day soon we can find a cure that will save many lives. If we and when we do, Sinfield and Burrow should be credited for helping force the way among many others.