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Cambridge conquers Oxford in the 2018 Boat Race! Posted On 26 March 2018

Cambridge won both the men’s and women’s boat races on Saturday 24th March

At the 164th Boat Race, the crowds at the River Thames on Saturday saw the Cambridge men win by an impressive three lengths, in 17 minutes 51 seconds, whilst the Cambridge women also won in emphatic fashion.

“I really wanted the boys to do well,” said Cambridge’s men’s chief coach Steve Trapmore. “And they stepped up. They took it by the scruff of the neck from stroke one and I’m really pleased they went and fulfilled their potential.”

As they triumphed last year, by 11 lengths in a course record of 18 minutes 33 seconds, it is the first time this century that Cambridge’s women have won in consecutive years.

Oxford, dignified in defeat, simply acknowledged that they, “were just beaten by a better crew.”

Cambridge also won both reserve races, achieving a clean sweep, and it’s therefore the first time Cambridge have won all four races in the same year since 1997. This takes Cambridge’s overall victory to 83 wins to 80 against Oxford.

An annual event since 1856, the Boat Race has worked in association with the Cancer Research UK charity since 2016.

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