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Rugby star Rob Burrow does charity run with daughters on Father’s Day | Motor neurone disease

Rob Burrow, the former England rugby league player, completed the Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior Run with his daughters on Father’s Day on Sunday.

Burrow, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in late 2019, was pushed by Macy, 11, and Maya, eight, along the course.

The Burrow family, which also includes his wife, Lindsey, and son, Jackson, four, celebrated with their medals after crossing the finish line.

Before the race, Burrow, 40, said: “I’m really looking forward to my kids pushing me round the fun run. I think it might be a bumpy ride.”

The event was raising money for charities including the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity’s Rob Burrow Centre for MND Appeal.

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It took place alongside the Leeds 10k race in the city, which was part of the Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All programme.

Last month, Kevin Sinfield, the England rugby union defence coach, pushed Burrow at the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon and carried his former Leeds Rhinos teammate over the finish line.

Burrow’s work towards raising awareness of MND saw him become an MBE in 2021 and receive praise from Rishi Sunak, the prime minister, in March this year.


MND, which affects about 5,000 adults in the UK, is a rapidly progressing disease that attacks the nerves that control movement.

PA Media

Published: 2023-06-18 22:43:20


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