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Manc Man Raises Over £2M For MND Charity By Running Seven Marathons In Seven Days

By Laura Rogan

What an achievement!

Oldham-born Kevin Sinfield has officially completed his epic challenge of running seven marathons in just seven days, raising funds for a cause close to his heart. The Leeds Rhinos Director of Rugby and former captain of the team took on the epic challenge following colleague Rob Burrow’s diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease just last year, and has officially raised over £2.2m (and growing!) as a result of his applaudable efforts.

Completing his mammoth marathons just yesterday, the money will be donated to the MND Association, a charity that works to improve access to care and help further research around the currently incurable disease.

Sinfield, also known as Sir Kev, originally set out to raise £77,777 (a tribute to Burrow’s shirt number), but had raised a whopping £1m by the time he completed his epic challenge. Sinfield has gone on to raise an additional £1m in just one day.

Sinfield, along with Chris Stephenson and David Spencer, set out on the marathon of marathons on December 1st, completing in Saddleworth yesterday morning.

To support Sinfield’s incredible accomplishment, head to his JustGiving page here.

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[Featured image: Leeds Rhinos]