Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby Kevin Sinfield has reached his £10,000 target for his solo marathon that he completed back in March in support of his great friend Rob Burrow and to raise funds for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and the Motor Neurone Disease Association, two charities that have supported Rob since his diagnosis in December 2019.
Sinfield completed his solo marathon in a personal best time of 3 hours and 18 minutes.
The Leeds Rhinos legend was due to run the Manchester Marathon on 5th April to raise awareness and funds for Burrow. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the marathon was understandably postponed but Sir Kev has never been one to shy away from a challenge. He planned his own marathon route and instead of large crowds, 25,000 fellow runners and a course that is the UK’s flatest major marathon, he set off on his own on the 26.2 miles special route he has designed around his home village of Saddleworth, with all the hills and challenges the Pennines could throw at him.
Commenting on the fundraising Sinfield said, “On behalf of Rob, the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, the MND Association and myself, I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated. I know that both organisations to incredible work with some of the most vulnerable people in our society and this money will be invaluable in helping them to continue to do that, especially at this time. Stay safe everyone and thank you for your incredible generosity.”
You can still support the fundraising effort if you wish to by donating here.
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