Kevin Sinfield carried Rob Burrow Rob Burrow crossed the finish line in the Leeds Marathon debut after he challenged his great friend and old friend. Leeds Rhinos Teammate for 26.2 miles on Sunday.
With just a few meters to go, Sinfield lifted Burrow from his specially adapted wheelchair and the two raced the course together. An emotional ending at Headingley Stadium.
As the crowd applauded, Sinfield gave Burrow a kiss of love, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in late 2019 after joining 12,500 runners in Leeds’ first marathon in 20 years.
Sinfield has raised more than £8m. MND Charities after several other initiatives, including the Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge, in which he ran seven consecutive ultramarathons in November.
In late 2020, Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days and completed a 101-mile run in 24 hours in 2021.
Sunday’s event, and also Sunday’s Leeds Half Marathon, was organized by Leeds City Council in partnership with Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All charity and has already crossed the £1m fundraising cap.
Sinfield said on friday: “Raising money for the MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity is really important but it’s also about a celebration of friendship.”