Oxford triumph in men’s Boat Race as Cambridge set record in women’s event

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  • Dark Blues win the men’s race for first time since 2017
  • Cambridge women beat Oxford as races return to Thames

As the Boat Race returned to its rightful place on the River Thames for the first time since 2019, the women of Cambridge and men of Oxford each recorded impressively emphatic victories. Cambridge’s dominance of the women’s race now stretches to five successive wins while Oxford’s triumph in the men’s event was their first since 2017.

It was a markedly different story from last year, when the Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire hosted men’s and women’s races that were settled by a length or less. With Grace Prendergast of New Zealand, the world No 1 female rower on board, Cambridge women clocked a record time of 18min 22sec on the four-mile, 374-yard (6.8km) course. After a dominant team performance Prendergast, who won gold and silver medals at Tokyo 2020, said it meant as much as glory at the Olympics.

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Written by Luke McLaughlin at Mortlake
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