Benali’s Iron Fran

Total raised


+ £27,511.52 Gift Aid

100 Complete
100% of £1,000,000.00 target

Benali’s Iron Fran – 7 Iron Mans In 7 Days

Our story

Francis Benali is a former Southampton FC player who launched a £1m fundraising mission for Cancer Research UK through a series of gruelling physical challenges. The first took place in 2014 and saw Benali run a 1,000 miles between the Premier League football grounds in England. Two years later he completed his second ultra-challenge, running and cycling between Premier League and Championship grounds.

Now he’s about to take on his third and final challenge in a bid to hit his £1m target by undertaking a superhuman seven Ironman distance triathlons on seven consecutive days between 29th April – 5th May 2019 – that’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run over a 1,000 miles in one week!

Latest donations


Eileen Sargent

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 21 May 2019


Well done Franny.


Holly Dolan

Donated to Southern Communications- Supporting Iron Fran on 20 May 2019


Thank you to everyone at SCL who donated to the easter egg hunt, raffle and dress down; to the SCL cycle challenge and to Massage Monday! £656.92 cash


Susan Jones

Donated to OJ's Half Martathon & 10k for Iron Fran on 20 May 2019


OJ’s came second in the Hop Quiz last night so donated our winnings xx


Liz Harrison

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 17 May 2019


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Kevin Hamer

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 17 May 2019


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I'm embarrassed about how late this is. I was there when Franny scored. #legend


Rosalind Scoble

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 17 May 2019


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Total raised£1,006,671.26



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