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Button to contest Hawaiian triathlon

Jenson Button to tackle the Hawaiian Triathlon before heading to Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix
Jenson Button will warm up for the second round of the F1 season in Malaysia by taking part in the Hawaiian Triathlon this weekend.

According to a report in The Times, the McLaren driver will use the event – which is made up of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run – to help get used to the humidity he is expected to face in the Sepang race.

Button is no stranger to triathlons having previously taken part in the event held in London on two separate occasions while he will also look to benefit from the fact he has taken advice on the cycling part of the event from seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

"We met up and went for a couple of rides,” he said. “It was an amazing experience and a great opportunity to learn from someone who has achieved so much. It was good for my training, and hopefully that will come out.

"I'm really excited about this weekend. It's going to be good, and great to do it in the humidity as well. It will really put me in the right frame of mind because getting used to the humidity is so important for Malaysia."



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