Button records new personal best in London Marathon

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For just the third time this season, Jenson Button has finished a race – except it wasn’t on the track.

As an accomplished triathlete, Button decided to take on the gruelling challenge of the London Marathon on Sunday, but finished with a very competitive time.

The Briton finished the 26-mile course that incorporates all of London’s most famous landmarks and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace in two hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds.

This was Button’s first London Marathon, and he went six minutes faster than his previous best time. His wife, Jessica Button, completed the course in four hours and 15 minutes.

“Oh my that was a tough day!” Button tweeted after the marathon. “Loved the London Marathon though, and very happy with my time. Thank you so much to everyone in the crowd today, what an amazing atmosphere.”

The other notable F1 figure taking part in the marathon was Manor sporting director Graeme Lowdon, who managed to finish the course in just over four hours.