BBC Two to air ‘Kevin Sinfield: Going the Extra Mile’ documentary

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Kevin Sinfield Rob Burrow PA Images

BBC Two will air documentary ‘Kevin Sinfield: Going the Extra Mile’ which follows the former England captain on his incredible journey to support former team-mate and friend Rob Burrow.

Sinfield, 42, speaks exclusively on his future fundraising efforts and his new job at England rugby union.

The BBC Breakfast documentary will be broadcast on Friday, 3 February. The 30-minute show follows Sinfield on his journey through gruelling athletic challenges to raise money for charities helping people affected by motor neurone disease.

Sinfield’s latest challenge saw him run seven ultra marathons in seven days, raising more than £2million. The fundraising effort saw him cover around 40-miles a day, finishing the week at Old Trafford during the men’s World Cup final.

The BBC team sits down with Sinfield ahead of his busy schedule, for an exclusive first interview on what his future looks like and if he will continue his fund raising efforts for MND.

Kevin Sinfield on fundraising efforts

Sinfield said: “When we set out on the first challenge back in December 2020, we just wanted to help a friend who had found himself in the toughest imaginable position.

“With a young family of three children under the age of 10, he had been handed a life ending MND diagnosis and worse still, like so many, was then locked in his home as we battled the impact of Covid 19.

“What started out as a way to help a friend became so much more over the course of those first seven marathons in seven days and has grown incredibly over the subsequent two challenges of the Extra Mile and the Ultra 7 in 7.

“I think everyone can imagine what they would do for their friend in the same position and the overwhelming support has shown that we are a nation who cares about people who are facing their own adversity.

“I am proud to be part of the MND community, the people who are living with the impact of MND who I have been privileged to meet since 2020 inspire me every day and we will never stop banging the drum for MND until we find a cure.”

Sinfield has raised more than £7million pounds through his challenges, and was awarded an OBE last year. 

Watch Kevin Sinfield: Going the Extra Mile on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Friday, 3 February at 7pm.

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