Benali’s Iron Fran

Total raised


+ £27,806.52 Gift Aid

101 Complete
101% 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


Ryan Hearne

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 15 Jun 2019


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Ian Readhead

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 13 Jun 2019


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Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 06 Jun 2019


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Lucy Meyrick

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 05 Jun 2019


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Huge congratulations! Amazing. 😉 🥳


Funds raised at work

Donated to Linda's Workplace Challenge on 04 Jun 2019

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Proceeds of a week's events - tombola, raffle, baking, singing, cycling, swimming, quizzing


Christine Bedford

Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 30 May 2019


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Sorry it's a bit late. Very well done.

Total raised£1,010,807.17



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