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Last Updated: Sunday, 28 March, 2004, 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK
Boat Race as it happened
All the action as Cambridge win the 150th Boat Race.
All times BST

1827: Cambridge head to shore to celebrate their win as Oxford vent their anger on the Thames.

1825: The Oxford cox Acer Nethercott says his team were fouled in the early collision, but the result stands.

1823: Oxford started out as slight favourites but they finish well beaten. Cambridge win the Boat Race in 18 minutes and 48 seconds. As the crews finish, the Oxford cox makes an immediate complaint.

1821: It is a shame that the 150th Boat Race has not been a closer affair, but the Cambridge fans on the tow path raise their voices as the end comes into sight.

1819: The race is beyond doubt and Cambridge will be the winners barring a calamity.

1817: The Oxford boat looks heavy in the water - it will be interesting to find out just what happened in the earlier collision after the race is run.

1815: Cambridge have a four-length lead and their opposition look dispirited as both crews pass Chiswick Eyot.

1812: The Oxford cox is trying to spark a comeback but his efforts seem to be in vain. They have lost the advantage on the Hammersmith bend.

1810: Oxford have not recovered and they are falling further behind.

1808: Disaster strikes for Oxford, whose bowman loses his seat after another clash. The Dark Blues lose a length and Cambridge are suddenly well ahead.

1807: The boats are coming very close together and oars are clashing with every stroke as Oxford try to erode Cambridge's advantage going into the first bend.

1805: As per the practice starts, Oxford get away quicker and build up a lead of half a length.

1804: Racing gets under way after a brief delay as both coxes jockey for optimum position.

1759: Conditions are fairly calm this year as both crews take their positions at the start line.

1755: Crowds line the route from Mortlake to Putney as the main event is about to start. The riverside pubs have been doing a roaring trade for many hours now.

Build-up: Cambridge win the toss and opt for the Middlesex station, which will give them the advantage at the first bend.

Oxford, however, start as many people's favourites to win the race. They are 77-71 down in the series.

A couple of light-hearted events precede the main race and Cambridge win the 1829 retro race, while Oxford - coached by Tim Foster - take the honours in the celebrity showdown.

In the battle of the reserve boats, Isis gets the better of Goldie.

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