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F1 driver Jenson Button and wife Jessica shine at London Marathon

McLaren driver and model spouse Michibata cherish their experience

London: It was a marathon Sunday for the Buttons. McLaren driver Jenson and wife Jessica Michibata both completed the London Marathon but with contrasting timings.

Jenson Button at the finish line of the London Marathon on Sunday
Jenson Button at the finish line of the London Marathon on Sunday

While, 35-year-old Jenson clocked two hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds, his wife took four hours and 15 minutes to cross the finish line.

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A day after the marathon, the model hinted that she would not run another though and would instead prefer being a cheerleader to her husband.

She posted a picture on her Instagram account and captioned it: "The day after... #londonmarathon. Wow that felt long. My time was 4h15mins, I'm not sure how accurate the course was as a lot of us had our watch said we did over 42.195km?

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"Anyone had the same thing starting from the green? Anyway, I'm glad that I ran and that is over. Not sure if I'll be doing it again, might stick with my cheerleading skills from next time."

Jessica Michibata. Pics/Getty Images
Jessica Michibata. Pics/Getty Images 

Meanwhile, Jenson, who finished in good time, appreciated the London weather.

"There was such an amazing atmosphere out there. People have put in so much effort and it's actually quite emotional it was really cool," he was quoted as saying by BBC. Button was running for the charity Cancer Research and said he was buoyed by the feeling about the event.

Later, he praised the collective spirit of the runners.

The picture Jenson Button's wife Jessica posted on Instagram
The picture Jenson Button's wife Jessica posted on Instagram  

"To come here and do a completely different sport with 36,000 other people... it's really, really emotional," he said.

Jenson and Jessica had a fairytale wedding in December last year. The couple got engaged after six years together and headed down the aisle less than 10 months later.

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