With the Malaysian Grand Prix traditionally being among the most gruelling on the sport’s calendar, Jenson Button has found an appropriate way of preparing for Kuala Lumpur’s tropical climate: the Hawaiian Triathlon.
The UK’s The Times newspaper is reporting that the McLaren driver will compete in the event – comprised of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run – to gear up for the sapping humidity he expects to face at Malaysia.
“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,” he is quoted as saying in the report.
Button has previously used triathlons as a way of keeping up his fitness regime, having contested in events in Britain, Monaco and Australia.
He also recently travelled to Hawaii to cycle with multiple Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.
“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,” he added.
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