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31 March 2013

Watch the Boat Race

Today is the day of the 159th Boat Race, taking place as it does each year along a 4.2 mile section of the Thames between Putney and Mortlake. The race began in 1829, making it one of the oldest sporting events in the world, with thousands of people showing up each year to watch it, and many more following it on the television..

This year everyone will be hoping that the race isn't disrupted by utterly meaningless protests, as it was last year, and for the second year running, your author will be on a Scottish island for the duration of the race, which is in a way its own tradition.

 For more, see http://www.theboatrace.org

^Picture © HerryLawford used under Creative Commons^

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