Rugby league legend Rob Burrow is reuniting with best pal Kevin Sinfield to compete in a marathon named after him – set up in the spirit of “friendship and community”.
Together they will take on the run, which has raised over £1million for Motor Neurone Disease charities, on Sunday in Leeds.
Fundraiser Rob, 40, was diagnosed in 2019 with the terminal degenerative illness.
Kevin will push his former Leeds Rhinos teammate in a specially-adapted wheelchair and urged fans to say hello during the race, which Rob’s wife Lindsey will also tackle.
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Kevin said: “Rob and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone taking part in the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon. We’ll do it shoulder to shoulder and look after each other.”
Rob said: “This event for me is about friendship and community spirit and helping each other to achieve goals.”
The marathon is the first in 20 years to take place in Leeds. The money will help fund a proposed specialist care building and go to the Leeds Hospitals Charity.
Kevin, 42, now defense coach at England rugby union, was given an OBE for his many charity feats – and completed the Leeds 10k while pushing Rob last year.