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BBC hosts interview ultramarathoner at the wrong time

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Two BBC Breakfast anchors were left in hysterics after the ultramarathoner they were filming paused to relieve himself, not realizing he was on camera.

Kevin Sinfield, a former professional rugby player, ran seven ultramarathons in seven days between Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, raising money for motor neuron disease (MND) charities.

Sinfield’s challenge developed a large following, and BBC Breakfast tracked his journey every morning from Edinburgh to Manchester (326 km).

On day six of his challenge, they made the mistake of cutting to Sinfield while he was about to go to the bathroom. Once the broadcast figured out what Sinfield was doing, they quickly cut back to the studio. The two hosts laughed it off and joked, “now we know how it works.” 

Sinfield created the challenge, inspired by his ex-teammate Rob Burrow, who was diagnosed with MND in 2019. MND is a degenerative condition that causes tissues and organs to deteriorate over time. There is currently no cure.

In 2020, Sinfield did a similar challenge, running seven marathons in seven days, raising £77,777 (CAD 123,494) for MND. This year, he conquered his goal of £777,777, raising nearly two million pounds, roughly CAD $3.1-million, for charity.

The number seven is inspired by Burrow’s jersey number when he played for the Leeds Rhinos in Rugby League.

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