Cambridge has advantage in Boat Race

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iol news pic BOAT RACE LON101_ROWING-_0310_11 REUTERS The Cambridge (L) and Oxford crews pose after they were weighed during a news conference in London. The rowing crews will compete in the 160th Boat Race between the two universities in London on April 6. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

London - Cambridge will hold a slight weight advantage of about 20 kilograms (44 pounds) in the annual Boat Race against Oxford next month.

The Cambridge crew weighed in Monday at a total of 791.6 kilograms (1 745 pounds), while Oxford came in at 772.6 kilograms (1703 pounds).

The 160th edition of the race will be held on April 6 on the River Thames.

The heaviest crew member will be Oxford president Malcolm Howard, a Canadian Olympic medalist who weighed 108.2 kilograms (238 pounds).

Cambridge leads the series with 81 victories to Oxford's 77, with one dead heat in 1877.

Oxford won last year's race with a length-and-a-half victory.


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