The story behind the Boat Race “dead heat”

Hidden in the lore of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race is a lovely tale of a “dead heat” in 1877.  Rowing historian Goran Buckhorn Tim Koch wrote an article

English: Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race dead heat ...
English: Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race dead heat finish – B&W engraving – 1877 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

about it for this year’s programme and also recorded a half hour video about the incident.

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