The 'other' race - the world famous Oxford-Cambridge boat race
The contrast between Bumps and the Boat Race could not be more stark. Crews representing each university are made up of some of the world's best rowers. It is not unusual to find Olympic gold medalists and world champions in both boats. These are serious athletes. This year, 2018, the tallest rower is 6 foot 10 inches (206cm) tall and weighs 106kg. Unfortunately for Oxford, perhaps, he is in the Cambridge men's boat. The boats race side-by-side, and competition is fierce.