Button pulled out of triathlon

Championship leader Jenson Button last week failed to contest as scheduled the tough Nokia Windsor Triathlon in England. The Brawn driver, who regularly takes part in the athletic endurance events, pulled out because he hadn't realised it was to...

Championship leader Jenson Button last week failed to contest as scheduled the tough Nokia Windsor Triathlon in England.

The Brawn driver, who regularly takes part in the athletic endurance events, pulled out because he hadn't realised it was to take place just a week before the British Grand Prix.

"He wasn't comfortable that it was quite so close," a spokesman told the Telegraph. "There seemed too great a risk of him sustaining an injury and there wouldn't be time to get fixed before the Grand Prix."

Button, 29, still plans to take part in the London Triathlon in August, which coincides with a break in the Formula One calendar.

As a Honda driver last year, Button contested last year's Windsor triathlon, which took place a week before the 2008 French Grand Prix.

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