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Summary

  1. Oxford beat Cambridge in the 163rd Men's Boat Race by just over a length
  2. The four mile Championship Course stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames
  3. Earlier: Cambridge win the 72nd Women's Boat Race in record time of 18 minutes 34 seconds

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Oxford men celebrate victory

Oxford men claim a narrow victory after a dominant win for the Cambridge women in the 2017 Boat Races.

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Watch again: Cambridge win in record time after Oxford's poor start

Boat Races 2017: Cambridge win in record time after Oxford's poor start

Cambridge win the 72nd Women's Boat Race

Cambridge win the 72nd women's boat race in record time of 18 minutes 34 seconds, beating the previous record set in 2015 by over a minute.

They took advantage of a dreadful start by Oxford to claim a first win in the Women's Boat Race since 2012. 

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About the Boat Races

If this is your first time tuning in to the Boat Races, here are a few handy details to get you started.

  • This year's meeting between Oxford and Cambridge universities sees the 163rd men's boat race and the 72nd women's boat race.
  • The four mile Championship Course stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames.
  • The teams compete in eight oared rowing boats, each steered by a cox who sits in the stern or back of the boat.
  • Both Cambridge crews wear light blue, whilst Oxford's wear dark blue.

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Boat Race hype 'bigger than the Olympics'

Olympian Claire Lambe describes what it's like to be part of the Cambridge crew taking part in the boat race as they look to overturn the misfortune of 2016 when their boat nearly sank.

Boat Races: Cambridge's women prepare for battle

The man swapping Cambridge for Oxford

William Warr says it will be a "great honour" to become only the third person in history to row for both teams in the Boat Race, when he represents Oxford on Sunday.

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The 163rd Boat Race: William Warr's controversial switch

The Cambridge rower who battled pneumonia to race again

Cambridge rower Ashton Brown tells her story after she ended up with pneumonia last year after her team's boat nearly sank.

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Cambridge rower Ashton Brown battled pneumonia to race again