Lindsey Burrow has led calls for Kevin Sinfield to be knighted following his heroic efforts towards the Motor Neurone Disease community and his fundraising.
Lindsey, wife of Leeds legend Rob, spoke exclusive to the Daily Mirror in leading calls for the ex-England captain.
The 42-year-old former Leeds skipper has so far raised more than £7million through his three huge challenges, his last raising almost £2.5million in the ‘Ultra 7 in 7’.
Sinfield ran seven ultra marathons over seven days last year, completing the challenge during half-time of the Men’s Rugby League World Cup final at Old Trafford in November.
A fourth challenge is being currently being talked about, while the other previous two include seven marathons in seven days in 2020 followed up by completing 101 miles in 24 hours in 2021.
Sinfield was honoured with an OBE in January 2022 for his inspirational efforts against MND, while he has also been awarded the Freedom of Leeds, alongside Rob, and honorary Freeman of the Borough of Oldham, his hometown.
Kevin Sinfield is a “superhero” says Lindsey Burrow
Lindsey Burrow said: “He is an incredible, selfless, extraordinary person who has gone above and beyond for his friend and the MND community.
“The funds and awareness he has raised has been phenomenal and he deserves recognition.
“Kevin is such a humble, down-to-earth guy, he does not do this for any type of accolades, he does it because he cares.
“He hasn’t had to do any of this for Rob and the community – he is superhero.”
The calls continued for Rob, who was diagnosed with MND in November 2019.
A 15-capped England international across his career, Burrow has raised much awareness of MND, with over 10,000 participants taking part in the inaugural Leeds Rob Burrow Marathon just last month.
Wife Lindsey completed the marathon, her first ever, and raised more than £100,000, while Rob was pushed around the course by Sinfield in a specially-adapted wheelchair, before being carried over the finish line in emotional scenes.
Lindsey continued: “Rob is a hero too. He has been handed a death sentence, as he calls it, and yet he has opened his doors to raise awareness.
“They are both unsung heroes in my opinion.”