The 2011 Boat Race

26 March, 2011 at 15:40 (GMT)

By Christine Blachford

It's time, once again, for the Oxford and Cambridge rowing clubs to put out their finest students for a little boat race down the River Thames. Lasting just about twenty minutes, the race is both exhilarating and thrilling to watch as the crews battle it out for supremacy. There is no middle ground - someone will win and someone will lose and to cross the finish line first means everything for those involved.

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Last year, Cambridge broke a mini streak from Oxford, taking their first win for three years. Overall, Cambridge are leading with 80 wins to Oxford's 75, but it is so close, there is everything to row for today.

The BBC will be live from 3:45pm GMT, with over an hour's worth of build-up, and the race itself gets underway at 5pm. I'll be Factbyte Factboxing the event from 4pm GMT, so I hope you'll join in the fun and the comments.

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