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SportFresh glory for James Cracknell 15 years after Olympic gold: Rower becomes the boat race's oldest ever competitor at 46 as his Cambridge team romp to victory

06:30  08 april  2019
06:30  08 april  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Ex- Olympic rower James Cracknell will be in today' s boat race for Cambridge and is pictured James Cracknell smiles as he prepares to take to the water with his Cambridge teammates in the The race was won by Cambridge for the third successive time. A 28- year - old James Cracknell in

Two-time Olympic champion Cracknell , 46 , has been selected by Cambridge for 7 April race . Cracknell , who became a household name when he won his first gold medal alongside Steve Prior to Cracknell , the oldest person to compete in The Boat Race was Cambridge coxswain Andy

Fresh glory for James Cracknell 15 years after Olympic gold: Rower becomes the boat race's oldest ever competitor at 46 as his Cambridge team romp to victory © Reuters Rowing - 2019 Oxford v Cambridge - University Boat Race - River Thames, London, Britain - April 7, 2019 Cambridge's James Cracknell after winning the men's boat race REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Former Olympic star James Cracknell has become the boat race's oldest ever competitor as his Cambridge team romped to victory in the Boat Race this afternoon.

Cracknell, 46, who is studying for a Masters degree at Peterhouse, became the oldest competitor to take part in the 190-year history of the event this afternoon.

The 165th men's race was closer than many expected as Oxford started aggressively. But Cambridge soon found their rhythm and began to pull-away from their fierce rivals, ending up winning by just over a length.

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Former Olympic champion James Cracknell became the oldest Boat Race winner as Cambridge Inspired by Cracknell , Cambridge battled to victory in a feat dubbed "off the scale" by his former Great Eight years older than the previous record holder, Cambridge ' s 1992 cox Andy Probert

In April 2010 Cracknell became the highest placed Briton ever in the 25- year history of the Marathon des Six months after his cycling accident which damaged his frontal lobe (see below), Cracknell competed in " James Cracknell set to become oldest Boat Race competitor at 46 ". The Guardian.

Fresh glory for James Cracknell 15 years after Olympic gold: Rower becomes the boat race's oldest ever competitor at 46 as his Cambridge team romp to victory © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Oxford and Cambridge in action during the men's boat race. Earlier today in the women's race Cambridge came away victorious

A beaming Cracknell hugged his teammates and looked jubilant upon securing another win in his illustrious rowing career, which includes gold medal victories in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.

The 165th men's race started at 3.10pm after the conclusion of the women's race, which started at 2.10pm and was won by Cambridge for the third successive time.

Fresh glory for James Cracknell 15 years after Olympic gold: Rower becomes the boat race's oldest ever competitor at 46 as his Cambridge team romp to victory © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited James Cracknell smiles as he prepares to take to the water with his Cambridge teammates in the Boat Race this afternoon

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James Cracknell returns to compete in the Boat Race – 15 years after he gave up rowing. The Olympic gold winner will be the oldest ever He’ s at Cambridge University studying for a masters degree in human evolution; the chance to row in the Boat Race and become the oldest ever

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Cambridge appeared close to a record time at the halfway stage, but eventually clocked 18 minutes and 47 seconds, some 14 seconds behind their winning time in 2017.

Cambridge stroke Lily Lindsay has rowed internationally for the USA, but insisted nothing compared to a Boat Race victory.

Fresh glory for James Cracknell 15 years after Olympic gold: Rower becomes the boat race's oldest ever competitor at 46 as his Cambridge team romp to victory © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Oxford (L) and Cambridge (R) teams compete during the Women's Boat Race this afternoon. The race was won by Cambridge for the third successive time

'There's nothing like this,' Lindsay told the BBC.

'Training alongside my team-mates has been unbelievable. It's been a pleasure.'

Posing for the Daily Mail last week ahead of the iconic race Cracknell, looked just as fit as he did in 2001, months after winning his first Olympic gold medal.

Fresh glory for James Cracknell 15 years after Olympic gold: Rower becomes the boat race's oldest ever competitor at 46 as his Cambridge team romp to victory © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Spectators enjoying the atmosphere Cambridge University RC v Oxford University RC, Boat Race, this afternoon

He may appear a little less tanned and more weathered but James Cracknell has clearly aged well over the past 18 years.

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James Cracknell , the two-time Olympic champion, could become the oldest Boat Race Previously, the oldest person to compete in a Boat Race was Andy Probert, a 38- year - old cox in Cracknell won Olympic gold in Sydney in the coxless fours with Sir Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster and

BOAT Race 2019 favourites Cambridge have won the 165th Boat Race against opponents Oxford Cambridge have stormed to victory against Oxford in the Boat Race 2019, despite a narrow The Cambridge men' s team was aided by Olympic gold -winning rower James Cracknell who made

After winning gold in Sydney in 2000, he repeated the feat in Athens in 2004. He has returned to rowing 13 years after retiring and admits of his frame: 'Although I look quite fit and athletic, it's just a lot less powerful.

'My legs are much thinner. Seventy per cent of the power in rowing comes from the legs. And the shoulders, everything looks like I've had the water sucked out of me.

Fresh glory for James Cracknell 15 years after Olympic gold: Rower becomes the boat race's oldest ever competitor at 46 as his Cambridge team romp to victory © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Spectators enjoying the atmosphere Cambridge University RC v Oxford University RC, Boat Race, this afternoon

'I know what I weighed on the morning of the Olympics in 2004, and that was 95.7kg (15st 1lb). And then at the Boat Race weigh-in I was 89kg (14st).

'That is effectively a stone of muscle, really, which is quite useful in rowing.'

There is one other change to his body: 'a few staples in my head' – a reference to the serious brain injury he suffered in 2010 when a truck hit him while he was cycling across the US.

In his years away from rowing, he crossed Antarctica and has competed in marathons and triathlons.

Cracknell revealed last week that he and his wife Beverley Turner had split after 17 years of marriage.

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James Cracknell became oldest boat race winner as Cambridge beat Oxford. James Cracknell has proved life begins at 46 by becoming the oldest - ever Boat Race winner, as Cambridge defeated Oxford by Eight years older than the previous record holder, Cambridge ' s 1992 cox Andy Probert

LONDON (AP) - James Cracknell became the oldest winner of the Boat Race at age 46 on Sunday when Cambridge beat Oxford by one length in the 165th edition on the River Thames. The double Olympic gold medalist - a Peterhouse College masters student - is eight years older than the

But he hoped their three children will be there to greet him – as a winner – on the finish line on Sunday.

On Saturday, coach Rob Baker said crew member Cracknell's private life would not distract Cambridge from winning tomorrow's Boat Race.

He said: 'The squad has dealt with it really well and James as well,' said Baker.' Clearly it is part of his world, given all the work he has done. No, I think, the guys understood that it was part of the year and it's been fine.

'I have met no one better at compartmentalising their lives and being able to focus on the task at hands than James. He is incredibly good at that. So, he's been dealing with a lot of stuff, and he has been very open with the squad about that. And so everyone is aware that he manages himself incredibly well.'

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