“Have to knight Sir Kev” – Tributes pour in for Kevin Sinfield after mammoth effort

Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield
Kevin Sinfield, with Rob Burrow, at Headingley Stadum after completing the Extra Mile Challenge

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 ยฃ2.7m 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 Tigersโ€™ Welford Road to Leeds Rhinosโ€™ Headingley Stadium.

Sinfield has currently raised more than ยฃ663,000 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.”

SIR KEV: Kevin Sinfield completes staggering 101-mile run for Rob Burrow and MND

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.

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