Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon: All the pictures and videos from the day

Kevin Sinfield pushed his friend and former teammate Rob Burrow around the marathon. Credit: PA

Thousands of runners have set off on the first ever Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, honouring the Leeds Rhinos legend.

More than 12,000 people started the 26-mile run around the city at 9am today, with a further 3,000 people running the half marathon an hour later.

The marathon was set up to raise money for motor neurone disease (MND) charities and a new MND centre in Leeds - but everyone has their own story of why they're running.

Here's a round-up of pictures and videos from the day so far.

  • Thousands cheer on Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow as they begin the marathon.

  • Runners set off at Headingley Stadium.

  • Ben Taylor aka the Yorkshire Prose prepares to read his poem at the start line.

Our very own reporter Katie Oscroft at the start line.
  • Dean Mooney has MND. He travelled 7 hours to get here to support his son and nephew.

  • The first person has just reached the 18-mile mark.

  • And the first woman has just passed 18-miles.

  • The Rothwell Run Motivators cheering people on.

Thousands of people, of all ages, are cheering on their loved ones.
  • A brass band is performing between miles 17 and 18.

  • Crowds cheer on the runners.

  • Superhero flies past in Otley.

  • One group have set up an impromptu drinks station outside their house because "there was demand".

  • Spraying people with a hose as they run up the hill to Otley Chevin - said to be the hardest part of the course.

  • Burrow and Sinfield run past - as well as Lindsey Burrow.

  • One man runs past the 18-mile mark while juggling!

The first ever winners of the marathon have crossed the finish line!

Otley Chevin
Sinfield carries Burrow over the finish line - completing the course in just under four and a half hours. Credit: Leeds Rhinos
The Yorkshire Prose Ben Taylor finished in 4:26.
  • Sinfield carries Burrow over the finish line.

  • Burrow greets his wife Lindsey.

Our own reporter Lisa Adlam is greeted by the Burrow family as she completes the marathon.

A huge well done to everyone who took part.

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