Rob Burrow carried over marathon finish line

Rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield stopped short of the finish at the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon to carry his friend over the line.

The event named after former Leeds Rhinos star Burrow, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2019, saw more than 12,000 people take part.

It was inspired by Sinfield, who pushed his former team-mate around the course in a specially-adapted wheelchair.

He then lifted Burrow up and carried him, to the delight of spectators.

As a crowd cheered them on, Sinfield gave Burrow a kiss after joining thousands of other runners in Leeds’ first marathon in 20 years.

Spectators also lined the 26.2-mile (42.2km) course – which started and ended at Headingley Stadium – to cheer them on.

One woman told BBC Look North it had been an emotional day, especially seeing the two friends completing the marathon together.

Another said she was there to support her 76-year-old husband, who was running his first marathon, with two false knees and four…

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