F1 Triathlon Moves To Derby

3 February 2015, 07:18 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

F1 star, Jenson Button, has just told Capital he's moving his triathlon from Luton to Derby.

The sprint race'll be in Markeaton Park this summer.

The McLaren Honda driver has told capitalfm.com they needed to change the location in Luton because they want to double the number of competitors:

'We are very excited to be heading to Derby, the move allows us to grow the capacity of the Triathlon whilst also being very careful that the event doesn't lose the charm and family atmosphere we have built over the last few years.

'We have been very impressed by the support and enthusiasm shown by the local council and city of Derby to help us take the event to the next level."

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Competitors will get the chance to race twice, with the preliminary heat consisting of a 200m lake swim, 11km cycle and 2.5km run.

The top performers will then go on to the final, 400m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run.

Competitors will also get the chance to race against the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and a number of amateur and professional Triathletes on Sunday July 12th at Markeaton Park.