The Extra Mile: The Inspirational Number One Bestseller

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In 2021, Sinfield followed the 7 in 7 with The Extra Mile – 101 miles in 24 hours, Leicester to Leeds.

For a young player the question becomes: do you want to spend the best part of your twenties chasing a dream that could collapse at any moment? Former Liverpool, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers footballer Stephen Darby and close friend and British Forces Veteran Chris Rimmer have partnered together to launch The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation. Sinfield's epic challenges have included running 7 marathons in 7 days, and running over 101 miles in 24 hours. Esther Wakeman, chief executive of Leeds Hospitals Charity, said: “Kevin has always gone the extra mile for Rob and the MND community. The Century list includes brand-name novelists such as James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Jewell and Katie Fforde, and we are also proud to be publishing compelling and powerful debut novels such as Wool by Hugh Howey and Until You?

My worry is that in 20 years there’s no rugby left and society has a much bigger problem with, for example, obesity. THE INSPIRATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER The extraordinary memoir of the sporting icon, devoted friend and fundraising hero who has inspired the nation in his fight against MND 'A very British hero, the unassuming yet utterly superb Kevin Sinfield - rugby league great turned rugby union coach turned charity fundraiser, all while carrying a torch for the true meaning of sport and friendship. His latest challenge, the ‘7 in 7 in 7 Challenge’, will see him run a marathon, plus one extra mile, each day for a week, in seven different cities.

In autumn 2022, Sinfield embarked on his hardest endurance challenge yet, running 7 ultra marathons in 7 days, and raising almost ?It was great to be back in Edinburgh for another leg of our 7 in 7 in 7 challenge and it was honour to be joined by Doddie’s wife, Kathy for the Extra Mile.

A one-club legend of Leeds Rhinos, who has now crossed codes as a defensive coach for the England national rugby union team, Kevin Sinfield is a rugby icon. The plan for our fourth challenge, the '7 in 7 in 7 Challenge' is to run 7 ultra marathons in 7 cities in 7 days with an extra mile each day that will show our support for the MND community. We felt so privileged yesterday in Brighton to have the opportunity to complete the Extra Mile alongside so many people living with MND. On day 2, we will be running in Cardiff, on day 3 in Birmingham, then Edinburgh, Dublin, Brighton and finishing on day 7 in London.Once the dreaded MND diagnosis was confirmed, Sinfield pledged to raise enough money to ensure Burrow’s family would be looked after and he set a deadline of the following Christmas. Kevin Sinfield's fundraising is a poignant story of friendship and human endeavour' The Times Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, June 2023. Nice insight into Sir Kev's life, not just the playing career but his life outside of rugby including his charity work, friendships, and family.

It was an honour and a pleasure to be joined by Charlie Bird from the Extra Mile event for our final 8k and for Irish rugby stars Tommy Bowe, Ian Madigan, Gordon D’Arcy and Keith Earls to join us. A year later he did the Ultra 7 in 7 – seven ultra marathons in seven days, Murrayfield to Old Trafford. Told with Sinfield's characteristic warmth, dry wit and inspirational leadership, 'The Extra Mile' is the story of an astonishing life, of an enduring friendship, and of a remarkable, humble human being who has defied the odds. The MND community have always given us incredible support and we wanted to find a way that we could show that support for more people around the country. As well as inspiring me to my next goal, it has also made me reassess my life, what is important and how good communication and teamwork is so important in all aspects of life.Both played together for the dominant Leeds Rhino rugby league team in the first 15 years or so of this century. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours for his efforts, along with the Freedom of Leeds and a special BBC Award for his fundraising.

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