Famous British athletes

POSTED: 02:36 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 23, 2012 

With the 2012 Summer Olympics games about to kick off in London, join us for a look at some of the most famous British athletes ever.

British athletes - Jenson Button
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While he may not have the same name recognition as his fellow countryman Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button has matched in titles, winning the Formula One World Championship in 2009, a year after Hamilton won. He was also runner-up in 2011 and has a total of 13 career wins.

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