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Former F1 world champion, Jenson Button, disqualified from Ironman for going too fast

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Jenson Button is disqualified from Ironman Triathlon Championships for speeding up too much on the bike. It seems the former Formula One Champion hasn’t forgotten his old habits.  He found himself disqualified even though he was doing pretty well on the competition.


Jenson Button was able to finish third in the 35-39 category of the World 70.3 Ironman Triathlon Championships in California, on April the 1st, 2017. This place was enough to qualify Button for the world championships later on.


Despite that, going too fast on a zone considered “slow” means Button broke the rules.  Even though he finished third at his age category, he had not slowed down in a section from the 56-mile riding part, where the riders must control their speed for different safety reasons. When this happened, he was at the cycling stage. He was along with other competitors which got also cut from the competition for going too fast.


He shared the sad news



Jenson Button dedicated this sadly news a post on his personal Instagram account. He admitted the news made him feel discouraged and sad to find out he won’t be able to step closer to the big championship. The McLaren’s reserve driver started engaging himself into triathlons as a perfect way to increase his fitness level. Even though he is midway on his Formula One career…  He also uses triathlon competitions to raise money for different charity causes.



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