Button to contest London Triathlon 2009: Jenson Button

Button to contest London Triathlon

Jenson Button is to take time out from going for this season's Formula One world title to compete in the London Triathlon.

Button, who has made a stunning start to the year with four wins from the opening five grands prix with Brawn GP, is hoping for a top 10% finish from the 11,000 competitors. The event on August 1, during F1's summer break, comprises a 1,500metre swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run. Raising money for the 'Make A Wish' Foundation of which he is a patron, Button said: "As you probably know I've been taking part in triathlons over the past couple of years as a way of keeping fit for my racing. "As we are so busy this year, I won't be able to do as many triathlons as I would like, but thought that I would give the London Triathlon a go. "It's the biggest triathlon in the world, so I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to raise money for a charity that is very close to my heart."

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