Francis Benali: from Premier League footballer to ultrarunner

Francis Benali played nearly 400 games for Southampton, gaining cult hero status for his uncompromising playing style and excellent moustache. But it's his post-football career that's even more fascinating. Benali has completed a host of ultra endurance events, including running to ever Premier League ground and attempting to complete seven Ironmans in seven days. In doing so, he's raised more than £1 million for Cancer Research.

Francis Benali: The Autobiography (Bloomsbury, £20.00) is available to buy now


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