A rugby league legend who is once again running a series of marathons for charity has been given a grand send off by his local daily title.
The Yorkshire Evening Post marked Kevin Sinfield’s latest epic adventure with a special front page and inside package after crowds turned out to wave off their hero when he left Leeds on Friday.
Former Leeds Rhinos captain Sinfield is running a mammoth seven ultra-marathons in seven days, across seven different cities as he looks to raise funds in honour of friend and former team-mate Rob Burrow who was diagnosed with MND in 2019.
This will be his fourth challenge, having raised in excess of £7.8m already for charities connected with the condition.
The YEP front page, pictured above, showed an image of Sinfield as he set off on his latest ‘superhuman’ challenge, with the headline ‘Running for Rob’.
Reporter James Connolly followed up the coverage on Monday with an online article which revealed how Sinfield’s efforts had already raised over £300,000 in just three days.
He wrote: “On each marathon, he is – quite literally – going the extra mile as he runs slightly further than the distance of a normal marathon, symbolising the amount that people can do for their friends when they are facing tough times.”
Sinfield’s epic seven-day challenge will see him take on an ultra-marathon every day between 1-7 December, in Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Dublin, Brighton and London.