The Boat Race 2019 took place on 7 April 2019. Held annually, The Boat
Race is a side-by-side rowing race between crews from the universities
of Oxford and Cambridge along a 4.2-mile (6.8 km) tidal stretch of the
River Thames in south-west London. For the fourth time in the history of
the event, the men's, the women's and both reserves' races were all held
on the Tideway on the same day. Cambridge won the women's and men's
races, increasing their lead in the overall record to 44–30 for the
women and 84–80 for the men. In the women's reserve race, Cambridge's
Blondie defeated Oxford's Osiris, their fourth consecutive victory. The
men's reserve race was won by Cambridge's Goldie, who defeated Oxford's
Isis. The races were watched by thousands of spectators lining the banks
of the Thames, and broadcast live in the United Kingdom on the BBC. They
were also live-streamed on YouTube, and by media organisations in
Germany, South Africa and China, and around the world.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boat_Race_2019>
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