The rowing team of the English College at Cambridge beat Oxford 158th edition of the race on the Thames in an eventful race interrupted by the presence of a swimmer in the river Thames, in which one of the athletes had to receive medical care.
Cambridge won his 81 against 76 for Oxford ,in the 158th edition of the race, in which both teams travel 6.4 miles up the River Thames in London, from Putney to Mortlake. This year's edition, as usual witnessed by tens of thousands of spectators gathered on the banks of the river, and many television stations.
The race stoppted ten minutes at the beginning-when the two boats were closely matched, because the judges saw a swimmer in the river wearing a wetsuit, began to cross the river by swimming front of the boat, while police boats were heading to the scene of the incident to evacuated him on board a rescue boat the intruder apparently smiling . According to British media activist swimmer called Trenton Oldfield 35 years old , He has been arrested and faces a possible charge of disorderly conduct. who had announced his intentions on the internet by posting a message in which he denounced "elitism " which leads to tyranny.
According to Matthew Pinsent, Olympic rowing champion But once the race resumed A rower from Oxford, Alex Woods, 27, was taken ill in his boat. He was conscious after being treated by medical teams, .
After that The race was able to resume but has permanently destroyed the chances of Oxford .