From one football legend to another
Franny’s former teammate, Alan Shearer, offers his words of support before Franny’s unbelievable challenge
An Easter update from Fran
Whilst most of us are with our families enjoying the long weekend, it’s been another relentless day for Franny.
Les Misérables sends their words of support
We dreamed a dream of raising £1m for Cancer Research UK!
Fran's post workout snack!
Post cycle snack? Franny’s mastered it!
Hollyoaks stars support IronFran
“Franny, mate, you are my hero!”
The Brownlee Brothers show their support for Ironfran
One Ironman is hard enough, let alone seven of them!
BBC Sport | Ironfran
"It's literally a licence to eat." Sounds like a dream, right? Not in Francis Benali's case - it's a necessity when you're soon going to be burning 10,000 calories a day.
The Brutal Consequences of IronFran
Remember those things you used to call feet Franny?!
Fran's Mammoth Training
Did you struggle to wake up for work this morning? Well Franny can 100% relate.
The Sun covers Fran's epic story
"Southampton legend Francis Benali plans to complete seven Ironman-distance triathlons in just seven days for charity"
Francis Benali meets young fans ahead of IronFran challenge
“Being told your child has cancer is awful. It devastates you in every way – as individuals, as a family, financially. But it also makes you incredibly strong."
An Evening with Fran at Eastleigh FC 22 March
Franny Benali will be talking about his career, previous challenges and his upcoming superhuman, Iron Fran 7 day event
An Evening with Fran at Basingstoke Town FC
Franny Benali will be relaying his Football career and previous challenges with Basingstoke Town FC on 9th March at 7:30pm. Tickets Still Available Please contact 01256 327575 for ticket sales.
Southampton woman wins a new car – with her initials already on the number plate
When Louise Le Grande bought a ticket to win a brand new car she was one of thousands hoping to win a Ford EcoSport from Hendy in a lottery to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Chance to win a car and meet Franny
Don't miss out on your chance to purchase your Benali's Big Ball lottery ticket for a chance to win a Ford EcoSport 1.0 Zetec 125PS worth £17,315
Competition Winners Announced
Franny's in the picture!
FRANNY AWARDED FREEDOM OF THE CITY
Francis Benali was today awarded the honour of Freedom of Southampton in recognition for his fundraising achievements for charities.
Benali's big thank you
Francis Benali has thanked all those who have supported him on his Big Race.
Emotional welcome home for Franny
Francis Benali returned home to a hero's welcome.
The end is in sight
Francis Benali is heading for home - and a hero's welcome.
Birthday boy boosts Benali
Matthew Le Tissier spent his 48th birthday running through London with Francis Benali.
Hope and heartache in homecoming
Franny's homecoming will be an emotional event for Southampton mum-of-four Sue Jones.
Franny an inspiration to brave Joe
Battling leukaemia, Joe Scully may have endured a tougher three years than most his age – but he still says he has a lot to be thankful for.
"Three in a million"
Three very special people are firing Francis Benali towards the finish line
Francis Benali is bracing himself for some serious capital punishment.
Revised final route update
Due to last minute changes on the route, Franny will now be making his way home to St Mary's on a revised route
"He’s a Superhero"
Boy Josh Carrington thanks Franny for fundraising
Benali's back-up team in the spotlight
Francis Benali's support team are working round the clock to keep him going.
Ronan Keating backing Benali
Ronan Keating has given his support to Benali's Big Race.
Benali's Big Race Wristbands now in stock
Find out who has stock of the wristbands to show your support
Hammond's helping hand
Former Saint Dean Hammond ran and cycled with Francis Benali today.
Alan Stubbs praises Benali
Cancer survivor and Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs is full of admiration for Francis Benali.
Familiar faces for Franny
Three former Saints team-mates turned out to meet Francis Benali at Leeds.
Moran turns out for Franny
Former Saints striker Steve Moran met Francis Benali at Hull City.
Sky's the limit for the Benalis
Francis Benali's children are skydiving to raise money for charity.
Benali goes to Hull and back
Francis Benali is on a Highway to Hull.
Friendly face for Franny
Francis Benali met up with former Saints team-mate Neil Maddison at Middlesbrough.
Francis Benali is heading for home!
Toughest day yet for Benali
Francis Benali says Day 6 has been the most gruelling so far
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Franny fights fatigue
Francis Benali is feeling the strain
Adam Lallana greets Francis Benali
Former Saints star Adam Lallana has paid tribute to Francis Benali
Cause keeps Franny going
Francis Benali continues to be inspired by the courage of cancer sufferers
Benali's injury blow
Francis Benali has suffered a hamstring injury on his challenge
Burnley back Benali
Burnley are looking forward to welcoming Francis Benali back to St Mary's
Francis Benali has made it to Swansea... via Cardiff
Two down... 42 to go
Francis Benali has successfully made it to Bristol...
Great send-off for Benali
Francis Benali's greatest challenge is under way...
Ready for the big day
Francis Benali is ready and raring to go...
Franny keeps on track
Francis Benali will be kept on course by Ordnance Survey and Open Tracking...
Southern Communications sponsor Benali's Big Race
Southern Communications have been announced as the title sponsors of Benali's Big Race
Benali keen to help again
Find out when Francis Benali made the decision to do a second challenge...
Nerves kicking in for Franny
Francis Benali has admitted he is feeling nervous ahead of his challenge.
Benali needs to bulk up
Francis Benali needs to watch his weight ahead of the challenge
Benali booked again
Francis Benali will be holding a signing session in Waterstone's at 11.30 at Waterstone's in WestQuay Southampton
Benali's Big Race in the Daily Mail
Francis Benali was no stranger to a no-nonsense challenge during his playing career, a trait which has led the Southampton stalwart to his latest charity quest.
Franny's race against time
Francis Benali is finding there are not enough hours in the day as he prepares for his challenge.
Benali still aiming to raise a million
No Turning Back
Franny is ready for the challenge
Benali's Big Race Launch at Staplewood Training Ground
Franny joined by Saints first team for the launch of Benali's Big Race
Franny on front page of Daily Echo
Make sure you grab your copy of the Daily Echo today! Franny reveals all about his next epic challenge