Cambridge University have won the Men's Boat Race against Oxford.

Cambridge’s recent stranglehold on the Women’s Boat Race continued as they claimed their fourth successive win over Oxford, prevailing by less than a length in a unique year for the showdown between the two universities.

Moved away from its usual residence along the Thames to Ely in Cambridgeshire for the first time since the Second World War due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the race was a nip-and-tuck affair along the Great Ouse.

Oxford were repeatedly warned by the umpire for encroaching on their rivals’ line but Cambridge held their nerve, establishing a slender lead after halfway which they never surrendered as they triumphed on Sunday afternoon.