Bradley Smith Jenson Button London Triathlon

Bradley Smith 18 from Oxford finished his first Olympic triathlon at the Mazda London Triathlon 2nd August 2009.

Bradley Smith 125 Moto GP rider went head to head with formula one driver Jenson Button.

Bradley had only comepted in 2 half olympic distance triathlons at earlier this year and had never done a non-stop 1500m open water swim or a 10km road race.
The Olympic distance triathlon involved swimming 1500m in the Victoria docks cycling 40km on closed roads along the embankment to Westminster Bridge and back then a 10km around the docklands.
Both are highly motivated and leading their world championship motor sport in 2009.

Jenson Button was the fastest today in the head to head challenge with Bradley Smith and 2nd in the 25-29 age group and only 2 minutes and 34 seconds behind age group winner Robert Brundish.

There were 407 finsihers in the 25-29 age group in this years London triathlon.

The Head to Head splits were
Jenson Button Swim 24:01 T1 2:49 Bike 1:02:56 T2 1:37 Run 35:42 total time 2hr: 07 minutes 2 seconds.
Bradley Smith Swim 26:16 T1 2:55 Bike 1:05:27 T2 1:37 Run 37:42 total time 2hr: 13 minutes.
Race distances included a super sprint 400m swim 10km bike and 2.5km run, a standard srpint distance triathlon of 750m swim 20km bike 5km run and Olympic distance triathlon involving a 1500m swim 40km cycle and 10km run.

Other celebrities included Charlotte Jackson TV Presenter (Charity Barnardo's) James Corssley as Hunter from the Gladiators (Sparks Charity) Alex Hyndman news reader for ITV London toinight and Lunchtime news (Charity Sparks) and Rory Underwood British Lions rugby player (help the Heros charity)

50% of people taking part in the triathlon were taking part on their very first triathlon.
Bradley Smith charity was riders for health and Jenson Button charity was for Make a wish foundation.
Coached by Ironmate Mark Kleanthous who finished 3rd overall in the London triathlon back in 1984 before Bradley Smith was born!

24 year old Elite mens winner was Will Clarke born in Cambridge competing the 1500m swim in 18:46 40km cycle in 54:39 and 9.7km run in  27:45 for a total time including transitions of 1 hour 44 minutes and 29 seconds.

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