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Which famous annual race first took place in 1829 and where it was held?

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posted Jun 19 by Santosh Nandi

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The University Boat Race first took place in 1829 at Henley-on-Thames. The race came about following a challenge laid down to the University of Oxford by University of Cambridge "to row a match at or near London, each in an eight-oared boat during the ensuing Easter vacation". In front of a crowd estimated to be around 20,000, and according to the official record, Oxford won the race "easily" in a time of 14 minutes 30 seconds.

The University Boat Race first took place in 1829 at Henley-on-Thames.

answer Jul 4 by Biswajit Maity
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