Benali’s Iron Fran

Total raised


+ £30,414.14 Gift Aid

115 Complete
115% 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



Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 07 Apr 2022


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Meant to do this years ago Franny, sorry for the delay! You are without a doubt a true Saint and a role model for us all.


Anthony Kite

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 19 Feb 2022


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Enjoyed your talks on recent Azura cruise. You may remember I worked with Eddie Potter


Susan Jones

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 05 Jan 2022


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Donated to Iron Fran: Text to Donate & Offline Donations (CRUK Page) on 09 Nov 2021



Jeremy Brown

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 14 Oct 2021


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We enjoyed your presentations recently on our cruise on Ventura, magnificent achievement! Well done!


Linda, Beverley, Simon, Nicola, Chris, Conner, Ethan and Dylan

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 23 Aug 2021


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In memory of our lovely Husband, Dad and Grandad, still can’t believe you have gone but this charity meant so much to you xxx

Total raised£1,159,477.24



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