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Pushing Your Limits - Francis Benali

The Everyday Adventure Podcast

Francis Benali will be a very familiar name to football fans and supporters of Southampton FC in particular. Born and raised in the city, he played over 400 games for the club, retiring in 2004. More recently he has completed a number of endurance challenges culminating in 2019 with a challenge undertaking 7 ironmans in 7 days, raising over £1m for Cancer Research UK. He has received a number of high profile awards as a result of his efforts including Freeman of the City of Southampton and was awarded an MBE in recognition of his efforts in 2020. Francis now works as a football pundit, commentator and motivational speaker and has recently published his autobiography. Whilst Francis' experiences may be very different from the majority, his drive to find meaning and purpose after transitioning from an all encompassing career will resonate with many. In our conversation, Francis talks about what motivated him to take on these enormous challenges, the psychological hurdles he faced alongside the physical ones and why having good people around you is both the key to success and the antidote to failure. You can find out more about Francis here: Website: http://www.francisbenali.comInstagram: @frannybenaliTwitter: @frannybenaliBuy his autobiography here or widely available via other retailers. To contact Nicki about The Everyday Adventure Podcast, 1-1 Coaching or "Resilience & Adventure" Workshops:Email: nicki@resiliencework.co.ukWebsite: https://www.resiliencework.co.ukInstagram: @resilienceatwork ,  @everydayadventurepodFacebook: The Everyday Adventure ClubTwitter: @resilience_worx


16 Sep 2021

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Francis Benali: from Premier League footballer to ultrarunner

The Runner's World UK Podcast

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 nowSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Aug 2021

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Charity Challenge Legend Francis Benali

Around the Athlete

Welcome to Around The Athlete. This episode includes Retired Premiership footballer and charity challenge legend Franny Benali as the boy's guest this week. Listen as Franny talks about his early career, how football has changed, and those incredible fundraising challenges!If you like the sound of what you hear please like and subscribe as well as giving the podcast a follow on Instagram @aroundtheathletepod


6 Apr 2021

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Former Southampton footballer and Premier League legend Francis Benali

Sport and Life

Franny Benali played for Southampton Football Club between 1998 and 2004, making 389 appearances for the club - and scored one goal! A Premier League icon. He grew up a Southampton fan and remains one today. He has completed formidable tests of endurance for the club's foundation and other charities. Franny currently works as an analyst for Sky Sports and other media outlets and works as a keynote speaker.  He can be reached at http://www.francisbenali.com/


26 Oct 2020

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Beyond The Athlete - Francis Benali, Pt 2: Benali in business, his investments, punditry work and super-endurance events raising over £1million for charity

Beyond The Athlete

In part two of our interview with Francis Benali, we spoke about: - His business ventures and investments - The art of punditry - Keynote speaking - Importance of players getting the right advice on managing their money - His crazy endurance runs which raised  over £1m for charity


7 Aug 2020

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Beyond The Athlete - Francis Benali, Pt 1: Being Mr Southampton, Matt Le Tissier, Alan Shearer and John Fashanu stories, secrets to consistency and more

Beyond The Athlete

In the first part of our interview with Francis Benali, we spoke about: - 20 years at Southampton and the secrets to his consistency over the years - Growing up with Alan Shearer and Matt Le Tissier: Who was better? - How close was he to becoming Southampton manager alongside Le Tissier in 2005? Plus Francis picks his three standout Southampton players from the 2019/20 season.


29 Jul 2020

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Francis Benali (Post Ironfran)

Why In The World

Ben catches up with Southampton footballing legend & endurance athlete Franny Benali following his Ironfran challenge, during which he attempted seven Ironman triathlons in seven days all aid of Cancer Research UK.Donate - https://www.ironfran.co.uk/


22 May 2019

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#158 Highland League, Francis Benali og Bård Tuftes nachspiel med øks


Forrige uke var vi på Vulkan Arena og hadde livepodkast med Bård Tufte Johansen, Mads Hansen og Freddy dos Santos. Dessverre vil opptaksgudene at vi kun skulle få med oss enkelte deler av den livepodkasten videre i livet. Men vi fikk med oss litt analyse av kroatisk dommerhets, fortelling fra da Freddy hjemme hos Arild Rønsen og om den gang blant andre John Carew var på et nachspiel hjemme hos Bård Tufte Johansen, som ble stoppet på grunn av en med øks.Før det prater vi litt om skotsk Highland League, hvordan det går med Asamoah Gyan, Francis Benalis fem IronMan, trenere som har fått fyken ufortjent og ikke minst asiatisk Champions League. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


7 May 2019

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Francis Benali: IRON FRAN 7 Iron Man Triathlons in 7 Days for Cancer Research UK | The Ugly Inside

The Ugly Inside

Southampton legend, Francis Benali took time out of his hectic schedule to speak to us at 5 Rivers Pub amid his training for 7 Iron mans in 7 days challenge Download Onefootball: http://tinyurl.com/y3g9wwky #Ad THE CHALLENGE: #IRONFRAN - 7 IRONMAN TRIATHLONS IN 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS Francis Benali is taking on his third and final challenge in a bid to hit his £1m fundraising target for Cancer Research UK. He will be undertaking a superhuman 7 Ironman Triathlons in 7 consecutive days. That's a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and 26.2 mile run daily. He will be running in the Southampton Marathon on 5th May and encourages as much support as possible to help him achieve his goal. Franny, now aged 50, is taking on his toughest challenge to date, why don’t you take yours and help fundraise for him. About The Ugly Inside: Giving #SaintsFC fans a voice since 1988 Subscribe to The Ugly Inside: http://bit.ly/uglyinsidevids Read and watch our opinions and then give us yours by leaving a comment below or via our message board community on the website as well as checking out our previews, reviews, away days, predictions and more!  Social Media: Facebook: @TheUglyInside Twitter: @theuglyinside Instagram: @theuglyinside1988 Website and Forum: www.theuglyinside.net


22 Apr 2019

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Francis Benali

Why In The World

Francis Benali is a Southampton football legend who in recent years has turned his hand to endurance challenges, his latest sees him taking on 7 Ironman Triathlons in 7 days, raising money for Cancer Research UK.Donate - https://www.ironfran.co.uk/


10 Apr 2019