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Kevin Sinfield has ran 101 miles in 24 hours, smashing his fundraising target in the process.
The 41-year-old set off from Welford Road - where he is a coach for Leicester Tigers - yesterday (Monday 22 November) and ended his route at Headingley Rugby Stadium, the home of Leeds Rhinos - where he was met by former teammate Rob Burrow.
Sinfield played for the Rhinos for 18 years, where he played alongside Burrow, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019.
Sinfield initially set out to raise £100,000 for the Leeds Hospitals Charity and Motor Neurone Disease Association, but as it stands, he has raised more than £612,000.
The journey, which was split into seven-kilometre segments, was originally planned to cover 100 miles, but actually measured 101 - with Sinfield once again proving he will always go the extra mile for Burrow.
"It'll be slow, I know that" :joy: :runner:♂️
Kevin Sinfield sets off for the last mile #TheExtraMile of his 101 mile challenge alongside Rob Burrow's wife Lindsey & daughter
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- BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) November 23, 2021
"I feel really good," Sinfield said after completing the fifth leg near Nottingham. "We've really been buoyed by the support, it's been incredible, and the weather is great. The rugby gods are shining on us.
"There have been so many people out, from both codes, league and union. The team is in really high spirits but seeing people coming out like they have really picks everybody up."
Just wanted to wish my mate Kev all the luck in the world with his next crazy challenge. You know he is a good one when he is prepared to put his body and well being on the line again for his little mate. Go careful mate and see you at the finish line x- Rob Burrow MBE (@Rob7Burrow) November 21, 2021
Sinfield helped to raise more than £2.7million for the Motor Neurone Disease Association by running seven marathons in seven days last December.
You can donate to his latest fundraiser here.