By Ross Heppenstall For Mailonline
Published: 08:00 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 08:43 BST, 6 September 2020
Rob Burrow's former team-mates have gone the extra mile for the Leeds Rhinos legend since his diagnosis with motor neurone disease, but Jamie Peacock is taking things to another level.
Peacock, the most decorated player in Super League history with nine Grand Final victories, will run a gruelling 35-mile ultra-marathon in the Alps on September 19.
He aims to raise £10,000 for Burrow, whose plight since he was diagnosed has reverberated far beyond rugby league with a fund set up to support him approaching £350,000.
Jamie Peacock is running a 35-mile ultra-marathon in the Alps to raise £10,000 for Burrow
Former Leeds Rhinos star Rob Burrow has been diagnosed with motor neurone disease
Peacock won every trophy on offer alongside Burrow in an all-conquering Leeds side, culminating in their treble-winning campaign of 2015.
The 42-year-old said: 'When Kevin Sinfield phoned me with the news of Rob's diagnosis in December, I was in tears.
'I was devastated, I couldn't believe it. It was heartbreaking and just proves that life isn't fair, so I wanted to do something for Rob. Running 57k on flat ground is a challenge but one I'd be quite comfortable doing because I've done three marathons before.
'But to do it with over 3,000 metres of ascent will be brutal. My dad (Darryl) died of lung cancer seven years ago and when things get difficult on the slopes, I'll be thinking of him and Rob.'