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Eton College 1st VIII victorious at Henley

The Eton 1st VIII have won the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. They beat St Edward's School, Oxford in the final by one and a quarter lengths.

This is the commentary in the official race report:

After a fast start by both crews St Edward's led at the top of the Island and moved out to two thirds of a length at Fawley. Eton then attacked approaching Remenham and took the lead before the mile and the eighth. With a higher rating Eton pulled away up the Enclosures and drew away to a comfortable win. An epic race so enjoyed by the enclosure crowd.

DATE POSTED: 06 July 2014

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