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Photos of Oxford's victory

Cambridge move into the lead

Cambridge make up for a poor start at Putney by moving into the lead as the crews pass Fulham football ground

Cambridge lead at Hammersmith Bridge

Cambridge lead at Hammersmith Bridge, a third of the way through the race, with a time of 6 minutes 29 seconds

Crews pass the Hammersmith boat clubs

Cambridge cox Rebecca Dowbiggin - in her third race - steers an impressive line at Hammersmith but her crew cannot take full advantage of the sweeping bend in their favour

Cambridge in the lead nearing half way

Cambridge still have a lead nearing the half-way mark but Oxford produce a surge to take the advantage

Oxford move clear at Barnes

Oxford are just too powerful, moving clear, and Cambridge have little left by the time the race approaches Barnes

Crowds on Chiswick Bridge watch Oxford's final strokes

Crowds on Chiswick Bridge crane for a view as Oxford power to victory

Crew reactions

After six months of gruelling training, Oxford's elation contrasts with Cambridge despair once over the finish line

Oxford get out of their boat to celebrations at Mortlake

A triumphant Oxford emerge at Mortlake after clinching victory by three and a half lengths in 17 minutes exactly

Colin Smith lifts the Xchanging trophy as Oxford celebrate

Oxford president Colin Smith celebrates his University's seventh victory in the last 10 races

Cox Colin Groshong gets the traditional dunking

Cox Colin Groshong gets the traditional dunking in the Thames after directing Oxford's race plan

Cambridge cox Rebecca Dowbiggin

Cambridge cox Rebecca Dowbiggin, who has lost two races after winning her first, consoles members of the crew

Oxford parade back to Putney

For the first time, the winning crew get the chance to parade back to Putney with their trophy

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