Kevin Sinfield’s latest MND fundraiser passes £300,000 mark on ‘horrendous’ day

The former Leeds Rhinos star is running seven ultra marathons in as many days

Pa Sport Staff
Sunday 03 December 2023 20:29 GMT
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Kevin Sinfield is looking to raise funds and awareness for motor neurone disease (Danny Lawson/PA)
Kevin Sinfield is looking to raise funds and awareness for motor neurone disease (Danny Lawson/PA)

Kevin Sinfield was rewarded for a “horrendous” day of running around Birmingham as his latest fundraising feat in aid of the motor neurone disease community breached the £300,000 mark.

Sinfield and his team overcame dismal weather conditions on the third day of his series of seven ultra marathons in as many days, starting at Alexander Stadium and finishing in front of a cheering crowd in Centenary Square.

The former Leeds Rhinos captain told the crowd: “With the weather we’ve had, it’s been horrendous, but we’ve got through and we’ve got here to the finish.

“We’ve seen some lovely people along the way, and we had a great send-off this morning. Wherever we’ve been we’ve had incredible support.”

Sinfield moves on to Edinburgh on Monday, crossing the Forth Road Bridge before heading around Holyrood and finishing at Murrayfield.

He will then move on to Dublin and Brighton before concluding with a route that takes him up The Mall in London next week.

Since starting his ultra-marathon quest in 2020, the 43-year-old has raised over £8million to help fund research and help those with the disease, and he has vowed he will continue to undertake his marathon quest until a cure can be found.

:: To donate to Kevin Sinfield’s 7 in 7 in 7 quest, see https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/kevin-sinfield

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