Rugby league legend Jamie Peacock and Simon Dent, the founder of sports marketing agency Dark Horses, completed the Exmoor 55KM Ultra marathon last weekend.
The pair were raising money for Peacock’s former Leeds Rhinos team-mate Rob Burrow, who last year was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
The Headingley icon is now making use of a wheelchair and has experienced a significant deterioration of his voice in recent months.
The 37-year-old, who won eight Super League titles with the Rhinos before retiring in 2017, revealed he had been diagnosed with MND in December 2019.
Peacock and Dent raised £50,000 on the run which took place on a blustery Exmoor.
On completing the challenge, Peacock said: “It was a tough day out on Exmoor but nothing compared to what Rob and his family are going through. We wanted to raise awareness of MND and also help Rob and his family”
There’s presently no cure for MND, but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it has on a person’s daily life.