Cambridge don the medals after double boat race triumph over Oxford

Cambridge don the medals after double boat race triumph over Oxford

The Guardian

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  • Men’s and women’s races decided by less than a length
  • Event moved from Thames to Great Ouse near Cambridge

After two full years in the making Cambridge were rewarded with a striking double, winning the Boat Race in hugely competitive men and women’s meetings. Their success will be keenly enjoyed given the tenacious battle, with Oxford simply refusing to be beaten in either event. Indeed in the women’s race the lead changed hands three times before the light blues finally held sway in this unique meeting of the crews on the Great Ouse.

This was always going to be difficult to predict after the pandemic saw last year’s races cancelled. For the first time since 1845 the Boat Race was taking place away from the historic course on the Thames, relocated to the Great Ouse in Ely, Cambridgeshire because of the pandemic and the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.

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