Tributes have poured in all over social media for Kevin Sinfield following the completion of his 101-mile challenge in support of Rob Burrow and MND.
The former Leeds and England captain raised over £2.7m by completing seven marathons in seven days in 2020, and this morning completed his 24-hours ‘The Extra Mile’ challenge, covering 101 miles from Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road to Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium.
Sinfield has currently raised more than £663,000 in this latest challenge, with tributes all over social media.
Tributes on social media for Kevin Sinfield
TV presenter Dan Walker tweeted: “Find yourself a friend like Kevin Sinfield. I actually love him! What a man, what a captain. What a rock for Rob Burrow.”
Commentator Dave Woods tweeted: “When you’re looking for inspiration, he’s the man. Incredible. New definition of going the extra mile. And he’s done it out of friendship and love.”
Football legend Alan Shearer tweeted: “What an achievement. Well done Kevin Sinfield.”
Former St Helens captain Paul Sculthorpe tweeted: “Congrats to Sinny on an outstanding effort. 101 miles run for his good friend and legend Rob Burrow.”
Jackson Hastings tweeted: “Have to knight Sir Kev. Have to.”
Willie Isa tweeted: “Incredible. What a man.”
Rugby Football League chairman Simon Johnson tweeted: “What an unbelievable achievement. Two men who inspire each other in different ways and who both inspire us. Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow for MND Association. With continuing outstanding support from BBC Breakfast. Emotional scenes.”
Danny Buderus, a former Leeds team-mate of Sinfield and Burrow, tweeted: “Incredible Kev. A humble champion and a captain of captains. Congratulations to all the team involved. Rob’s smile said it all at the finish line.”
Ireland international Tyrone McCarthy tweeted: “Total respect! What an impressive pair these two men are. No words can be put together to show inspirational they are. True friendship.”
To make a donation to Sinfield’s fundraising page, click here.
He's done it!! 🎉 👏
What a moment, what a man! Kevin Sinfield finishes his MAMMOTH 101 mile run in 24 hours live on #BBCBreakfast 🏃♂️
And his best mate Rob Burrow saw him over the line pic.twitter.com/IWDgm4wowb
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) November 23, 2021
HE'S DONE IT 🥳 #THEEXTRAMILE COMPLETED!
"There's only one, Kevin Sinfield" 🎶
Congratulations Kevin. What you have done in the last 24 hours has been truly remarkable. We will never forget it Sir Kev.
You are our hero. Thank you for everything.
— MND Association (@mndassoc) November 23, 2021
You can also donate £3 by texting the word Kevin to 70143. pic.twitter.com/he9t5zXYpG
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) November 23, 2021
— Gareth Ellis (@gazellis12) November 23, 2021
— Rugby League World Cup 2021 (@RLWC2021) November 23, 2021
When you’re looking for inspiration, here’s the man. Incredible. New definition of going the extra mile. And he’s done it out of friendship and love https://t.co/r5b9IsCwLg
— Dave Woods (@DaveWoodsSport) November 23, 2021
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 23, 2021
— Paul Sculthorpe MBE (@PScully13) November 23, 2021
Have to knight Sir Kev. Have to.
— Jackson Hastings (@JackoHastings) November 23, 2021
Absolutely amazing 👏🏻 https://t.co/iBuUKndXiY
— Keal carlile (@Kealcarlile) November 23, 2021
Incredible. What a man.
🗺️ 101 miles
⏰ 24 hours
💪 Kevin Sinfield https://t.co/mh7zsNN4yi
— Willie Isa (@ISA_Willie) November 23, 2021
Rob Burrow and his family together with Kevin Sinfield and the BBC’s Sally Nugent pic.twitter.com/qjyk5H5kLO
— Ian Laybourn (@ILaybourn) November 23, 2021
What an incredible effort 👏 https://t.co/bu9aNNR4fB
— Olsi Krasniqi (@olsikrasniqi) November 23, 2021
— BRETT DELANEY (@brettdelaney15) November 23, 2021
AND HE'S FINISHED!
Well done Kev!
Text Kevin to 70143 to donate £3 pic.twitter.com/WY7EidjoB8
— Leeds Hospitals Charity (@LDShospcharity) November 23, 2021
Simply incredible 🥺
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 23, 2021
What an unbelievable achievement. Two men who inspire each other in different ways and who both inspire us. #kevinsinfield and @Rob7Burrow for @mndassoc. With continuing outstanding support from @BBCBreakfast . Emotional scenes https://t.co/o3IHxOZgYk
— Simon Johnson (@sjrbsimon) November 23, 2021
Huge congratulations Sir Kevin Sinfield! An epic challenge for the great man @Rob7Burrow once again reiterates why #RugbyLeague is truly blessed with the best people on the planet! Take a bow Kev and then have a rest for a day or two 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Yosgha74NL
— Steve Prescott MBE (@StevePrescott1) November 23, 2021
Incredible Kev a humble champion and a captain of captains. Congratulations to all the team involved. Rob’s smile said it all at the finish line 💙 https://t.co/xws6FtXtVF
— Danny Buderus (@Bedsy78) November 23, 2021