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University Boat Race

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

University Boat Race

Event  From 1829 

Categories: Sport / Games

A race on the River Thames, now run annually between Oxford and Cambridge universities. It was started by Charles Merivale, a student at Cambridge and Charles Wordsworth from Oxford. The gruelling course is from Putney Bridge to Mortlake, a distance of 4 miles, 374 yards (6.779 km). To date (January 2020) Cambridge have won 84 times, Oxford 80 and there has been one dead heat. The Women's Race began in 1927 and since 2015 it has been held on the same day as the Men's. Cambridge - 44, Oxford - 30.

Bluebird News has a colourful description of the course.

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