BBC Breakfast fans left 'crying buckets' as Kevin Sinfield report takes seriously emotional turn | The Sun
BBC Breakfast viewers were left in floods of tears as rugby ace Kevin Sinfield during an emotional interview.
The Leeds Rhinos legend, 41, completed his Ultra 7 in 7, which saw him run from Murrayfield in Edinburgh to Manchester United’s Old Trafford in seven days.
Joining presenters Jon Kay and Sally Nugent on Monday morning, Kevin said it had been a "tough" week but was proud of his achievements, in a bid to raise money and awareness for people living with motor neurone disease.
A short video was played which showed clips of Kevin throughout the week, meeting crowds of people who were cheering him on, while greeting members of the public with MND.
The emotional scenes showed Kevin running in all types of weather conditions as he pushed on to complete the challenge.
"I don't remember much of Saturday night, watching it back it's quite emotional as there was so many highs throughout the week." Kevin told the presenting duo.
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"I think we took on a fair bit, people shared so many incredible stories and explained how their lives had changed because of MND.
"But just an incredible week, we're so blessed to share that experience with so many people."
Jon praised Kevin and his team for raising a staggering £1.8m so far.
To which Kevin replied: "Our country cares and I think that shows it, the support we had, running through my hometown, there was so many friends and family.
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"But right from the start people were coming out and giving us their last pennies."
He added: "I think it will leave a mark on us for the rest of our lives.
"We've met some incredible people from the MND community, and I'd like to think we've made a small difference to shifting the dial and finding a cure, but in the short-term finding some love and support and showing that we care."
Viewers were left teary-eyed after watching the touching report.
One wrote: "[email protected] Now I have to redo my eye makeup! #kevinsinfield#robburrow#MND"
Another posted: "@sallynugent @BBCBreakfast @Rob7Burrow thanks that's me in tears again. What a legend Kevin is."
A third said: "Could've done without the #kevinsinfield feature, amazing guy."
"Don't think I was emotionally ready to watch this roundup of BBC Breakfast," a fourth commented.
"Watching the #kevinsinfield montage this morning. So inspired & buckets. What an incredible guy, amazing friend & champion for #MND research but it’s great to meet the whole team too awesome job by all," another tweeted.
Kevin took part in the marathon to help raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease after his close friend and teammate Rob Burrow was diagnosed with it in 2019.
The course started at Weir’s international home, he ran about 43 miles a day, taking in the Scotland great’s club, Melrose, Leeds, where him and Burrow are legends, Bradford, where footballer Stephen Darby was playing when he was diagnosed with MND before arriving at Old Trafford at half time of the Rugby League World Cup final on Saturday.
Kevin has called on the Government to come good on its £50 million pledge for research into motor neurone disease.
So far well over £1million has been raised for Motor Neurone Disease Association, Leeds Hospitals Charity, The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation, My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and MND Scotland.
His Ultra 7 in 7 Challenge fundraising page is still accepting donations.
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