Button ran the London Marathon
Jenson Button, a McLarn racer, broke his personal record in the London Marathon in the 42-kilometer distance when he crossed the finish line in 2:55:30. The Briton, who is otherwise an avid competitor in marathons and triathlons, competed for Cancer Research UK and at the same time with the desire to improve his previous result 2:58. The run was also his first on the streets of his home capital. Time under three hours is considered an excellent achievement, as evidenced by his ranking - among thirty-seven thousand runners, he ranked nine hundred and eighteenth. On the course, however, he battled rowing champion James Cracknell, who ran to the finish line just before him. At the end of the test, Button told the BBC: "The most interesting thing is that I did a lot of training, but everything is ahead of me.