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F1 Driver Jenson Button Completes London Tri

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Aug 9, 2010

Formula 1 racecar driver Jenson Button of Great Britain completed yesterday’s World Challenge London Triathlon Olympic-distance triathlon. Button, who has competed in the London Triathlon in past years, finished fourth out of 570 participants in his age group.

Despite suffering from a bout of tonsillitis in the days leading up to the event, McLaren’s Jenson Button put in an impressive performance at Sunday’s London Triathlon. Button is understood to have finished fourth out of the 570 competitors in his group, with a time of 2.14:14.

The annual event includes a 1500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. It attracts 11,000 entrants making it the largest triathlon in the world.

“Great day at the London Triathlon,” said Button on his official Twitter site. “Suffered quite a bit on the run due to just being physically drained I guess from the antibiotics. Still reasonably happy with the result though.”

Button competed to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a charity which makes dreams a reality for young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. For more details on the 30 year-old’s fundraising efforts, visit Justgiving.com/jb2010.

To learn more about Button, visit Formula1.com.

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Producer of Triathlete.com. She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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