Rob Burrow crosses finish line with children in ‘lap of honour’ at 10K in emotional Father's Day moment
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Rob Burrow and his family have crossed the finish line in a 'lap of honour' at the Leeds 10k race today (18 June).
The report that the Burrow family set off at about 9:45am and crossed the finish line at about 10am after completing a lap of honour to cheering crowds.
This race comes shortly after Burrow and his family hosted their own marathon in Leeds, with Rob carried over the finish line by his former Leeds Rhinos teammate Kevin Sinfield.
Sinfield has raised millions for charity in dedication to his friend and teammate by undergoing epic trials of endurance, including running 101 miles in 24 hours and completing seven marathons in seven days.
Happy Fathers Day to all our dads and father figures and good luck to all the youngsters taking part in the Mini and Junior Run pic.twitter.com/IGXhjXB2NK— Leeds Rhinos (@leedsrhinos) June 18, 2023
Speaking to the YEP, Rob's wife Lindsey said it was 'fitting' that her husband and his children got to participate in a lap of the race together.
She said: "To be here with the family today is just really special.
"He's such a family man so to be here today with the children, for us it's just about making special memories."
"I'm incredibly proud of Rob. The courage and resilience he has shown to go out and do that. It takes a special type of person."
Lindsey is Rob's primary carer and does as much as she can to look after her husband following his diagnosis.
She previously explained that she wanted to care for him and that she made a vow that she'd be by Rob's side in sickness and in health and she wants to keep looking after him.
The couple appeared together in an ITV show titled Lindsey and Rob: Living with MND which delved into their home life as she cares for Rob.
She's said she has 'nothing to moan about' in caring for her husband of 17 years as she carries him wherever he needs to be.
Last time Rob crossed a finish line in a race it was in his teammate Sinfield's arms and there has been much love for the Leeds Rhinos players and their incredible dedication.
Rob joked that Sinfield had carried him because his former teammate had figured out that if he continued to push Burrow along the race course then he'd be the first one to cross the finish line and win.
The former rugby star joked that picking him up and carrying him was the only way to ensure that they finished at the same time and foil his 'cunning plan'.