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Cambridge’s men wrestled back their Boat Race title from Oxford in a closely fought event, with their women counterparts also prevailing earlier to win a sixth straight race.

The 77th Women’s Race enjoyed a closely fought start before Cambridge started edging away to eventually win comfortably, four and a quarter lengths ahead of their rivals.

The 168 Men’s Race was a more tightly contested affair, with Oxford pulling away at the start with their weight advantage. Cambridge then slowly hauled themselves back into the lead in the latter stages and held on to win by just over a length.

The Boat Race took place on The Championship Course, also referred to as the Tideway.

The University of Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Irene Tracey, said:

'What a day at the races with heroic battles on choppy waters for our rowing crews. Gutsy performances and proud of Oxford’s efforts, but Cambridge were victorious and my warmest congratulations to them and their coaches. Next year!'

After this year’s results, Cambridge have opened up 47-30 and 86-81 leads in the women’s and men’s races respectively.