Kevin Sinfield carries ex-teammate Rob Burrow over line in Leeds Marathon elevating funds to battle motor neurone illness
Former English rugby league stars Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow have been applauded for a heartwarming second on the end line of the Leeds Marathon.
Burrow retired in 2017 and was identified with motor neurone illness (MND) two years later, receiving an MBE for elevating cash and consciousness of the situation within the years since.
Sinfield was additionally recognised alongside former England and Leeds Rhinos teammate Burrow ultimately 12 months’s BBC Sports activities Character of the Yr awards for his efforts.
Sinfield stated the staff’s fundraising efforts across the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon had raised greater than 3 million kilos ($5.6 million) for a wide range of charities.
Sinfield and different Leeds Rhinos pushed Burrow in a wheelchair for a lot of the marathon, with Sinfield lifting him out of the chair and carrying him throughout the road.
The hulking ahead planted a kiss on the cheek of his former halfback as they completed to applause and cheers.
“The assist on the streets has been superb,” Sinfield advised the gang after the run.
“Roll on 2024.”