Over 55,000 spectators lined the streets of London yesterday to watch 14,000 competitors tackle the London Triathlon 2009.
Jenson Button was among their number tackling the arduous running, swimming and cycling competition. He set a personal best time of 2hr 7min 2sec – almost half an hour longer than it took him to win the Monaco Grand Prix…
The full results aren’t available at the race’s official website yet but you can take a look at a PDF of the punishing course route. Button ran the Olympic course, comprising a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride, and a 10km run.
How did he celebrate after all that?
Just got back from a massive Sunday roast and sticky toffee pudding! I’d like to say it was well deserved!! Did the Tri in 2:07:02 Chuffed!!
Jenson Button via Twitter
Here’s some pictures of the F1 world championship leader in action during the event:
Two other F1 drivers were in action this weekend, but both in cars: Jaime Alguersuari and Kimi Raikkonen.