Button completes London Marathon

Button completes London Marathon

Jenson Button has completed his first London Marathon in a shade under three hours, raising funds for Cancer Research UK.

The 2009 world champion and current McLaren F1 driver recorded a 2hrs 52mins 30secs time for the 26-mile course around the capital, coming home just 16mins behind women's world record holder Paula Radcliffe.

Button is no stranger to the long-distance run, and comfortably beat his previous personal best of 2hrs 58mins as he campaigned on behalf of his chosen charity. The 35-year old was involved in a head-to-head with former Olympic rowing champion and London Marathon regular James Cracknell, running for brain injury association Headway, who eventually finished a little way up the road.

“I've done a lot of training and think I'm pretty fit, but there were so many people ahead of me,” Button told the BBC as he marvelled at the kaleidoscopic field.

Button and Cracknell were joined in the race by a host of other sports stars, including 1968 Olympic 400m hurdles gold medallist David Hemery, now 70, Welsh weightlifter Michaela Breeze, rugby star Shane Williams and Cracknell's fellow rower Zac Purchase.

Button's wife, Jessica, meanwhile, was still on the course as he was being interviewed by the media, aiming for a finish in around four hours....
(Fonte: Crash.net)

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