Boat Race 2019 result: Cambridge beat Oxford in women's race

The Light Blues fell short of the record though, finishing 14 seconds behind their winning time in 2017

Sunday 07 April 2019 15:22
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Cambridge beat Oxford to win the 2019 women's Boat Race.

Cambridge continues their dominance to secure a third straight victory over their rivals by opening up an early lead they would never relinquish.

The Light Blues even flirted with a record time after setting a searing pace from the start.

But Cambridge eased off to eventually clock a time of 18 minutes and 47 seconds - 14 seconds behind their winning time from 2017.

Cambridge stroke Lily Lindsay, who has rowed internationally for the USA, insisted nothing compared to a Boat Race victory.

"There's nothing like this," Lindsay told the BBC.

"Training alongside my team-mates has been unbelievable. It's been a pleasure."

Cambridge celebrate victory

More than 250,000 people lined the banks of the River Thames to take in the race.

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