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Jenson Button shines at London Triathlon 09 Aug 2010

Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren Mercedes, took part in the 2010 London Triathlon in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. Jenson Button Competes in 2010 London Triathlon, London ExCeL, Docklands, London, England. Sunday 8 August 2010. Jenson Button (GBR), McLaren Mercedes, took part in the 2010 London Triathlon in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. Jenson Button Competes in 2010 London Triathlon, London ExCeL, Docklands, London, England. Sunday 8 August 2010.

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 third out of the 500-plus competitors in his group, with a time of 2.14:15.

The annual event includes a 1500-metre swim, a 40-kilometre bike ride and a 10-kilometre 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 www.justgiving.com/jb2010.