Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield complete Leeds 10k together

The Leeds Rhinos friends completed the 10k run with a specially-designed wheelchair.

Longtime friends and Leeds Rhinos legends Kevin Sinfield OBE and Rob Burrow have completed the Leeds 10k together.

The duo completed the run as one, with Sinfield pushing his former team mate in a specially-adapted wheelchair, coming a respectable 39th place.

The Rhinos told the BBC that it had been some time since the pair had been able to participate in a sporting activity together as they had been waiting on the delivery of the special wheelchair.

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“It’s our first run with it today and we came 39th. Thankfully it stayed in one piece and hopefully he enjoyed it, I know I did.” commented Sinfield in the interview.

The pair played together for Leeds Rhinos. Sinfield played for the team for 18 years and Burrow, 16.

Two years after his retirement in 2017, Rob Burrow was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, a life-changing condition that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

This isn’t the first time that the pair have been spotted fundraising together. Sinfield raised over £2 million back in November after a staggering 101 mile run in 24 hours for motor neurone disease research.

Burrowand Sinfield with two children.
Image: Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All, Instagram

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Burrow completed the 10k on a wheelchair which had been specially-designed by Leeds Beckett University, the university which had the Leeds Rhinos legend an Honorary Doctor of Sport Science in 2019.

The Leeds 10K saw runners taking a new route for its 15th year. The run started outside the University of Leeds Parkinson Building before going past Headingley Stadium, home of the Rhinos, before looping through Meanwood back towards the city centre through the Arena Quarter and finishing outside Leeds Art Gallery.

The Leeds 10k Jane Tomlinson 10k began in 2006 after the namesake raised £1.8 million for charity whilst battling terminal cancer.

Image: Jane Tomlinson’s Run for All, Instagram

After finding out her time for fundraising would be limited in 2006, she set up the Leeds 10k to continue fundraising for the important charities that she had been dedicating herself to.

You can catch up on the full day of events that unfolded on the Jane Tomlinson Run For All Twitter page.

Feature Image- Leeds Rhinos, Twitter

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