London – Cambridge won its first Boat Race in four years on Sunday, defeating university rival Oxford by 2½ lengths in the 162nd annual contest on the River Thames.
Despite extremely rough and choppy waters, pre-race favorite Cambridge looked more comfortable throughout the 6,800-meter course in Southwest London, finishing in 18 minutes, 38 seconds.
Cambridge leads the series 82-79, with one tie. The race between the universities first took place in 1829 and is one of the oldest sporting events in the world.
Cambridge has led overall since 1930.