Boat Race Chaos when a man swam across the Thames
Cambridge University today won the most controversial boat race in history after the contest was halted when a man swam across the Thames - and an Oxford oar snapped seconds after the restart.
Anti-elitist protester Trenton Oldfield, 35, brought the race to a halt for the first time in 11 years, claiming he deliberately swam in front of the two boat crews.
After the restart halfway along the course, further drama unfolded when an oar snapped on board the Oxford boat, allowing Cambridge to surge to victory.
Then, in a final twist, an exhausted Oxford rower collapsed after the finish.