Boat Race: James Cracknell set to become oldest competitor for Cambridge against Oxford

James Cracknell took gold within the coxless fours at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics
2019 Males’s Boat Chase
Venue:River Thames, LondonDate:Sunday, 7 AprilTime:13:20-16:00 GMT
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Two-time Olympic champion James Cracknell is determined to change into the oldest person to compete within the Boat Chase.

The crews are being announced on Thursday and Cracknell, 46, is determined to be named within the Cambridge boat for the iconic walk on 7 April.

Cracknell retired from elite rowing in 2006 nonetheless qualifies attributable to he is studying a Master of Philosophy level in human evolution at the University.

He received gold within the coxless fours at both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Video games.

The outdated oldest Boat Chase competitor became as soon as Andy Probert who became as soon as 38 when he coxed the Cambridge boat in 1992. Mike Wherley became as soon as 36 when he rowed for Oxford in 2008.

Cambridge beat Oxford within the males’s, women’s and both reserve races of the annual occasion, held on the River Thames, in 2018.

The Boat Chase – choice of wins for the rationale that walk started in 1856
The 1877 walk accomplished in a ineffective heat

On the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Cracknell took gold within the coxless fours alongside Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Tim Foster.

And he repeated that feat four years later in Athens with Pinsent, Ed Coode and Steve Williams.

Cracknell is also a worn six-time champion at the World Rowing Championships, where he claimed gold medals within the coxless pair, coxed pair and coxless fours.

Whereas he formally retired from the game at the age of 33, Cracknell went on to compete in a South Pole Chase in 2009, which fervent rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and trekking across the Arabian Barren pickle.

In 2010, he accomplished 12th within the 156-mile Marathon des Sables – basically among the finest produce by a Briton within the patience walk.

More no longer too prolonged ago Cracknell accomplished the London Marathon in a time of two hours, 43 minutes and 12 seconds, in 2017.

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