Button to compete in London triathlon

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One world championship leader Jenson Button will take part in the London Triathlon for charity, the Brawn GP driver's spokesperson said on Thursday.

Button will run for the 'Make a Wish Foundation' in the August 1 event, which has 11,000 competitors and features a 1,500 metre swim, a 40 kms bike ride and a 10 kms run.

"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," Button said on his fundraising page (www.justgiving.com/jensonbutton).

(Reporting by Neil Maidment; Editing by John Mehaffey)

Article Published: 14/05/2009