Well, well. Having been medically assessed nearly all day yesterday to ensure that no permanent damage had been done to his heart and/or lungs, this man has gone to the pool and started his fifth Ironman Triathlon! He’ll be hoping to complete today and tomorrow, finishing off with the Southampton Marathon. (Even though Franny couldn’t participate yesterday, members of his family and his support team swam, cycled and ran the course on his behalf). Since he started raising funds for CRUK, Franny has raised over £800,000 of his million pound target!
Final update – he ran 5 out of 7 Ironman Triathlons (because the doctors withdrew him from one entirely and pulled him during the swim on another) and yesterday – day 7 – he swam the 2.4 miles, ran the Southampton Marathon and then cycled 112 miles around Hampshire. Last time I looked, he was £50-odd thousand of his one million pound target over his three charity fund-raising.