Saints legend Franny Benali won’t let anything stop him as he powers on to complete the last leg of his IronFran challenge.

Defying medical advice the retired full-back player has raised more than £72,000 for Cancer Research UK since yesterday morning and is well on his way to hit his target of £1m.

In total, the 50-year-old has now raised £903,100 for the charity. His target is £1 million.

Now back on home-turf fans can show their support as he nears the end of his six-day-challenge.

After starting the Southampton Marathon at 9am he will be joined by a number of cyclists at the Cenotaph for the final 112-miles of his epic journey. He will then receive a hero's welcome when he returns to Guildhall Square at roughly 9.30pm tonight.

Cancer Research UK spokeswoman, Jenny Makin, said: "It is incredible how much Franny has raised, we are urging as many fans as possible to get out and show their support for him."

Timings are rough but organisers say fans can expect to see Franny at the following locations:

Southampton Cenotaph, 2.15pm

Chilworth, 2.35pm

Timsbury, 3pm

Dungbridge, 3.15pm

Fordingbridge, 4.40pm

Sopley, 5.40pm

Bransgore burley road, 5.50pm

Burley, 6pm

Boldre, 6.40

Beaulieu, 7.30pm and 8.20pm

Lyndhurst, 8.50pm

Totton, 9.15pm

Southampton Guildhall, 9.30pm

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