This is the first time the Cambridge Women have won two years runningBBC

The Cambridge women secured victory in the Boat Race today, comfortably bettering their Oxford counterparts. 

On a dreary day in London, the Light Blues continually put distance between themselves and the chasing Oxford boat to win for the second year in a row. 

From the off, the Cambridge women went from strength to strength, maintaining a high stroke rate to carry themselves to a large lead at the halfway stage which they would not relinquish. Regularly motoring along at a stroke rate above 40 strokes per minute, the Cambridge crew’s international pedigree shown through as they won with ease.

Victory was secured in a time of 19 minutes and 9 seconds, over half a minute slower than last year’s iteration of the age-old contest, though the slower pace was still enough to hand the Light Blues victory. 

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