Ex-Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield completes 7 marathons in 7 days in support of former teammate 10 months ago

Ex-Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield completes 7 marathons in 7 days in support of former teammate

Sinfield ran the marathons to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in support of his former teammate

Ex-Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has completed his seventh marathon in seven days, raising more than £1 million for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in the process.

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Sinfield, who is now the Rhinos Director of Rugby, had initially intended to raise £77,777 in support of his former Rhinos teammate Rob Burrow, who revealed in December of last year that he had been diagnosed with MND.

Speaking prior to his final marathon on Monday morning, Sinfield said: "You miss challenges when you finish playing and I've been fortunate enough to run a few marathons for charity, but this is obviously very close to all of us.

"This means we get keep Rob in the forefront of everyone's minds, especially with it being in the run-up to Christmas. We hope to raise lots of money and raise plenty of awareness.

"Any way we can make sure he's at the forefront of people's minds, we will. We've all got the No. 7 on our backs and he is so overwhelmed by the support he's had."

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Burrow has been incredibly open since his diagnosis, choosing to speak to media regularly in a bid to raise awareness about the disease. In October of this year, he appeared in a BBC documentary detailing the 12 months since his diagnosis.

"I have too many reasons to live, I'm not giving in until my last breath," he has said of his disease.

To make a donation, visit the JustGiving page here.

Images courtesy of Betfred Super League / Leeds Rhinos