Boat race joy for Oxford

  • Last Updated: April 6 2014, 18:48 BST

Oxford University beat Cambridge by 11 lengths in the biggest victory since 1973 to win the 160th BNY Mellon Boat Race, extending their dominance with their fifth triumph in seven years.

Oxford win the 2014 boat ace
Oxford win the 2014 boat ace

The hot favourite Dark Blues won the toss and opted to start from the Surrey Station, the south side of the Thames.

The toss once again proved decisive, the race won by the crew taking the south bank for the fourth year in succession.

Cambridge's Luke Juckett lost at least five strokes when the two crews clashed near the Harrods Depositary, in the race's decisive moment.

Cambridge protested against the result, but umpire Richard Phelps threw out the complaint from cox Ian Middleton.


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