Kevin Sinfield completed the grueling 101-mile run in just 24 hours for charity. Sinfield ran the Extra Mile challenge to raise funds for research into the causes and potential cures for motor neuron disease. The former Leeds Rhinos captain covered 101 miles, the equivalent of just under four marathons, in 24 hours without sleep.
Sinfield took off from Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road stadium on Monday morning, with a target of 7km per hour and reached the final destination by 8am the next day. He has been joined at various points throughout his Extra Mile challenge by the likes of Alastair Campbell and the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonny, as guest runners.
Rob Burrow welcomes Kevin Sinfield home as he raises £1m
Kevin Sinfield’s former teammate and best mate Rob Burrow, who suffers from motor neurone disease, waited for his captain to reach the finish line. Burrow’s wife Lindsey and daughter Macy joined Sinfield on the final leg as the exhausted Rugby star headed for Headently.
“I’m broken – I don’t know when I’ll be able to run again,“Sinfield told the BBC. “Rob knows how much we love and care for him. For those really dark moments, you have to think about Rob. It was a real team effort and I wouldn’t have been able to complete it without them. It was definitely a battle. We want a battle, and we have a battle.”
Kevin Sinfield initially wanted to raise £100,000 but the total had grown to £1.1m by noon on Tuesday showing just how much the legendary duo Rugby have captured the public’s hearts. Total evenly divided between MND . Association and Leeds Hospital Charity, where a new care home will be built named Burrow.
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