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Rob Burrow completes Father’s Day fun run

Rob Burrow with his children, left to right, Macy, 11, Jackson, 4, Maya, 8, and his wife Lindsey Burrow

Former rugby league player Rob Burrow completed a fun run yesterday being pushed around the track by his two daughters for a priceless Father’s Day memory.

The retired sportsman was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease [MND] in 2019, he now relies on a wheelchair to move around.

Burrow was pushed by Macy, 11, and Maya, 8, around the Arena Group Leeds Mini and Junior Run on Sunday.

The mini route covered 1.5km [0.9 mile] and the junior run took place over 2.35km [1.5 miles] through Woodhouse Moor in Leeds alongside the city’s 10K event on Sunday morning raising funds for a number of good causes.

Before the race, Burrow told Sky Sports:  "I'm really looking forward to my kids pushing me round the fun run. I think it might be a bumpy ride."

The 40-year-old was also joined by his wife Lindsay and their son Jackson, four, who were snapped by photographers crossing the finish line.

Burrow played with the Leeds Rhinos where he represented England and Great Britain on the national stage.

The two races raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Leeds Hospitals Charity MND Centre Appeal.

Burrow was awarded an MBE in 2021 recognising his commitment raising awareness of MND.

[ Rob Burrow was nicknamed by commentators "Little Rob Burrow" because of his height, just 5ft 5in. ]

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