Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race halted by swimmer

Associated Press
The swimmer. in red cloth,  that forced a delay in the boat race is taken away by police during the 158th Boat Race on the river Thames, London. Saturday April 7, 2012. Cambridge won a dramatic Boat Race against Oxford on Saturday following a 31-minute mid-race postponement after a man jumped into the River Thames and swam between the crews. When the race was restarted halfway along the course, Oxford's German rower Dr. Hanno Wienhausen lost half of his oar after the crews clashed  allowing Cambridge to cruise to victory up against effectively seven opponents. A margin of victory wasn't given by officials. (AP Photo/ Anthony Devlin/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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Britain's historic Boat Race was dramatically disrupted Saturday, April 7, when a wetsuit-clad protester swam across the River Thames, before Cambridge claimed a controversial victory over rivals Oxford. The clash raises security concerns for the Olympics.

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