Kevin Sinfield completes 24-hour, 101-mile run for charity

Date published: 23 November 2021

Oldham-born rugby hero Kevin Sinfield has made a successful return to Headingley after completing his latest fundraising challenge, running the equivalent of nearly four marathons over a 24 hour period.

The former Leeds captain, who was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June for fundraising and services to rugby league, was met by supporters at Headingley as he completed the 101-mile run from Leicester where he now works as defence coach with the Tigers.

Sinfield set off from Welford Road at 8.40am yesterday morning.

Kevin was met by supporters at Headingley

The rugby star has raised more than £500,000 for the MND Association to build a new care home in the name of his former Leeds team-mate Rob Burrow, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in December 2019.

Burrow was at Headingley for the emotional return of Sinfield after his gruelling run.

Sinfield raised £2.7m last year by running seven marathons in seven days

"It’s been a real team effort from all the crew and I wouldn’t have got it done without them,” Sinfield told BBC Breakfast after finishing at Headingley.

"The support along the route has been incredible right from the start. It was certainly a battle - we wanted a battle and we certainly got one.

"I'm broken - I don't know when I'll be able to run again.

"Rob knows how much we love and care about him. For those really dark moments you have to think of Rob."

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