Kevin Sinfield enters final stages of mammoth ultra-marathon challenge

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Former Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield is now at the business end of his Ultra Seven in Seven challenge for best friend Rob Burrow, as he raises awareness and funds for MND charities, nearly one year on from his ‘Extra Mile’ challenge.  

Sinfield is undertaking this challenge to raise money for multiple MND charities, including the MND Association, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and the Leeds Hospitals Charity by running over 40 miles a day.

His journey has taken him from Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh through Merton RUFC, Otterburn Castle, Durham County Cricket Club and to North Riding FA. Yesterday afternoon he arrived into York Minster after running 50 miles through the rain. He will run to Bradford City Football Club today before finally ending at Old Trafford on Saturday for the Rugby League World Cup Final.

The current Leicester Tigers defence coach will run onto the pitch at half-time during the men’s final between Australia and Samoa. He has began each day at 7am, with live coverage being shown on BBC Breakfast.

“Wherever weve been, weve been blown over by the emotion, from people who are now happy to come and share stories that they’ve probably been sat on for 10, 20, 30 years,” said Sinfield.

“You can see the emotion brings it out in us as well and gives us energy.

“We understand that hopefully we’re providing some people with support because we’ve got to find a cure.”

So far, Sinfield has helped raise over £5 Million in just two years, with the money going towards MND charities. While also raising awareness for the disease which former team-mate and best friend Rob Burrow was diagnosed with in 2019.

He has already completed the original Seven in Seven marathon challenge, as well as the ‘Extra Mile’ feat of 101 miles in 24 hours.

If you wish to donate to the official GoFundMe page, which has already reached over £600,000, click here.

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