The Boat Races

On March 24, men’s and women’s rowing boat races were held on the River Thames in London, United Kingdom, between the country’s two famous universities, Oxford and Cambridge. The boat races between the two are an annual tradition and are referred to simply as “The Boat Races”. The distance of the races is 6.8 km (4.2 miles). This year, Cambridge won both the women’s race and the men’s. The Boat Race started in 1829 when two friends who went to the two universities challenged each other to a race. For the men’s race, Cambridge has won 83 times. Oxford is close behind with 80 wins. For the women’s race, Oxford has won 30 times, and Cambridge 43 times.

Image Credits: http://www.theboatrace.org for the map of the boat race image
Sources: http://www.theboatrace.org