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Rob Burrow Joined By Children At Father’s Day Fun Run

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow and his daughters completed a fun run together on Father’s Day.

The former England rugby league player, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2019 and now uses a wheelchair, was pushed around the Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior Run by his daughters Macy, 11, and Maya, 8.

The mini route, which was 1.5km (0.9 miles), and the junior route, which was 2.35km (1.5 miles), passed through Woodhouse Moor in Leeds.

The runs took place alongside the Leeds 10k that ran through the city on Sunday morning as part of the Jane Tomlinson Run For All Event, which raises money for various charities.

The event aims to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Leeds Hospitals Charity MND Centre Appeal.

Image: Rob Burrow with his wife Lindsey Burrow and their daughters, Maya, left, and Macy

Image: Rob Burrow with his children, left to right, Macy, 11, Jackson, 4, Maya, 8, and his wife Lindsey Burrow Ahead of the race, 40-year-old Burrow said: “I’m really looking forward to my kids pushing me round the fun run. I think it might be a bumpy ride.”

The Burrow family, which also includes wife Lindsey and son Jackson, four, were pictured celebrating after crossing the finish line.

Last month Kevin Sinfield pushed Burrow at the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon and carried his former Rhinos team-mate over the finish line to complete the course together.

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From May 2023: Rob Burrow carried over the finish line Burrow was given an MBE in 2021 for his work raising awareness of MND.

The former rugby league player spent his entire playing career with the Leeds Rhinos and also represented England and Great Britain on the national stage.

He was known as a prolific scorer, nicknamed by commentators “Little Rob Burrow” because of his height, just 5ft 5in.

MND is a degenerative illness that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

The majority of those diagnosed with the condition die within three years of detecting symptoms.