Former Leeds Rhinos star Kevin Sinfield has completed his 101 mile run from Leicester to Leeds and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds in the battle against motor neuron disease.
Sinfield’s run was divided into seven kilometers and took him from Welford Road, home of the Leicester Tigers, to Headingley, where he played with Leeds Rhinos for 18 years.
The 41-year-old spoke of the support he had received from well-wishers and fans along the way, but admitted to BBC Breakfast that he was physically “broken” from the strenuous exertion. Who is Kevin Sinfield – and how much money did he raise?
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Who is Kevin Sinfield?
Kevin Sinfield is a coach and former rugby league player. He is currently the defensive coach for the Leicester Tigers and played more than 500 games for Leeds Rhinos between 1997 and 2015.
He also played 26 internationals for England and 14 internationals for Great Britain.
In December 2020, Sinfield ran seven marathons in seven days to raise £ 77,777 to raise funds to help fight motor neuron disease. His former Leeds teammate Rob Burrow was diagnosed with the disease in 2019.
Sinfield broke his original fundraising goal before completing his first marathon and eventually raising around £ 2.7 million.
After being named an MBE for his services to the rugby league in 2014, Sinfield was awarded an OBE at the 2021 birthday honors for his fundraising drives.
How much money did Kevin Sinfield raise?
After Kevin Sinfield raised 2.7 million pounds last year, the Extra Mile Challenge is well on its way to raising another record amount.
BBC Sports reported this morning (November 23) that Sinfield has raised £ 700,000 so far this year. His original fundraising goal was £ 100,000.
How to donate to Kevin Sinfield
You can donate online to Kevin Sinfield’s Extra Mile Challenge here. The funds raised are used to support people who are affected by motor neuron diseases.
Alternatively, donate £ 3 by sending the word Kevin to 70143.
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