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Jenson and Jessica tri to impress

ESPNF1 Staff
December 21, 2010
Jenson Button points the way for Jessica Michbata © Getty Images

While most of us use time away from work to relax, Jenson Button prefers to indulge in extreme fitness events.

Last weekend he competed in a triathlon in Australia, along with girlfriend Jessica Michibata. Button completed the course in 61 minutes, while Michibata, who was raising money for a United Nations refugee charity in her native Japan, finished her first such event in an impressive 86 minutes.

"Some people use Formula 1's winter season as a time to wind down, but I love to compete," Button admitted. "It's fantastic to be able to stay competitive while also working on my fitness by taking part in the Rockingham Triathlon."

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