The famed Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, one of England’s oldest and most prestigious collegiate sporting events, returns to London’s Thames River on Easter Sunday.
Some of the most dedicated athletes from the most exclusive universities in the country will race a 4-mile (6.7 kilometer) course from Putney to Mortlake to once again settle a 184-year-old rivalry.
The athletes train approximately three hours a day, six days a week for seven months, in order to race “The Champions Course.”
It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the age old race, however, with a number of mishaps occurring over the years, including a few sinkings.
And it’s well-known that the Brits love to place wagers on just about anything, including the odds of a boat sinking to the number of swear words shouted by the respective coxes on board rallying their rowers.