This day in sport: 10 June 1829

Oxbridge boat race sets off.

The first of the famous Oxford-Cambridge boat races for heavyweight eights was rowed on the River Thames in England. The race between the two premier universities is conducted over a course from Putney to Mortlake measuring 6.8km. It has been run annually since 1856, except in war years.

This day in sport: 10 June 1829

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