Today is the anniversary of the very first Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, an annual rowing competition between the two prestigious English colleges dating back to 1829. Every year, more than a quarter million people line up to watch the race live, spectating the historic 4.2 mile race along a stretch of the River Thames in West London. 2020 is the first year since World War II that the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race has been cancelled, a disappointment for the hardworking rowers of each school. A nearly two-century-long tradition, the current accumulated score every race is 80-84, with Cambridge scoring four more victories over Oxford.
“Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.” —