Kevin’s incredible marathon challenge for Rob Burrows smashes through £2 million
Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 09 December 2020
Local hero Kevin Sinfield completed his seven marathons in seven days earlier this week. Picture courtesy of the GMP Saddleworth and Lees Facebook page
Oldham-born Kevin Sinfield’s incredible seven marathons in seven days for his friend and team mate Rob Burrow, to raise money for him and his family and research into MND has smashed through the £2 million mark.
The Rugby League legend was hoping to raise £77,777 for Burrow, who is suffering from Motor neurone Disease, and began his challenge on Tuesday 1st December.
Seven days and seven marathons later he completed the quest but the money has continued to pour into his Crowd Funding page, reaching a million pounds shortly before he finished.
"I'm absolutely blown away and I can't thank people enough," Sinfield told the BBC.
"The whole MND community has got behind us and it's going to make a huge difference."
Rob Burrow retired from Rugby League in 2017 and revealed his diagnosis of MND back in December 2019.
Sinfield was Burrow’s captain while at Leeds Rhinos during the majority of his 17-year career.
Burrow said of his old skipper: “Kev, from day one, has always been a role model for me, and someone who I hold in the highest regard.
"I hope you know I'd do the same for you, it means everything to me."
If you want to donate to the crowd funding campaign, you can do by clicking here.
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