Cambridge win drama-hit Boat Race

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Cambridge win drama-hit Boat Race

Cambridge win drama-hit Boat Race
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Cambridge won the 158th Boat Race against defending champions Oxford on Saturday in what turned out to be a dramatic affair on the Thames.

The race was halted for 30 minutes when a swimmer was almost hit by the Oxford boat.

The swimmer was picked up by a police boat and later arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.

The Dark Blues then suffered a broken oar one minute after the restart when the two crews clashed, effectively ending their challenge.

Taking full advantage Cambridge powered to their 81st victory leaving their annual varsity rivals in their wake.

But the drama didn’t end there.

Before Cambridge’s oarsmen could start celebrating their triumph concern was growing over the health of Oxford’s bowman, Alex Woods, who collapsed in the boat at the finish line.

Woods received medical treatement before being taken to Charing Cross hospital.

It was later announced by Doctors that Woods was “in a stable condition and looks set to make a full recovery”.

The award ceremony was subsequently cancelled.