Rob Burrow carried over the line by Kevin Sinfield at Leeds Marathon - Ruck

Rob Burrow carried over the line by Kevin Sinfield at Leeds Marathon

This poignant moment unfolded as Rob Burrow, a former rugby league player diagnosed with motor neurone disease four years ago, crossed the finish line, cradled in the arms of his dear friend and former teammate Kevin Sinfield.

The marathon, aptly named in his honor, symbolized his unwavering determination to combat the impact of this debilitating condition, which has cast a dark shadow over numerous lives.

Despite the challenges he has faced, Rob has ceaselessly dedicated himself to raising funds and spreading awareness, becoming an inspiration to many along the way.

Speaking before the big day, Burrow said: “Leeds is such a wonderful city and I am so grateful for all the support the city has shown not just for me and my family, but for the event and the entire MND community.”

Sinfield added: “The support for the MND community through the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon has been fantastic,”

After he crossed the finish line Sinfield thanked all those involved for “creating something so incredible in Rob’s name”.

“Today is a celebration of friendship,” he added.