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Edinburgh Uni beat Glasgow Uni in Scottish Boat Race

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Edinburgh students defeated their Glasgow rivals in the annual University boat race on Saturday.

 

 

Both the University of Edinburgh's male and female first teams beat their Glasgow counterparts on the River Clyde.

 

Established in 1877, the Scottish Boat Race is supposedly the third oldest of its kind in the world, behind the Oxbridge contest and the Harvard-Yale Regatta in the US.

 

In the six individual races that featured this year, Edinburgh came out on top in 5, with Glasgow victorious in the 500m “Sprint” Alumni race.

 

As well as winning in the men's 1st VIII and women's 1st VIII races, Edinburgh were victorious in the 2nd VIII’s races and the Women's Novice VIII event.

 

This now means that, in the first VIII events, Glasgow men still lead Edinburgh men in the all time results with 27 wins to 19.

 

In the Women’s tournament, first held in 1992, Edinburgh have 14 victories to Glasgow’s 8.

 

Imgae rights, first image shows river clyde  - Ian Thompson

Second two images - Twitter

 

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