Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race halted by swimmer

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.

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
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
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
Oxford's Dr Alexander Wood, right, is assisted by a member of his crew after appearing to collapse following 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/PA, Anthony Devlin) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Oxford's Dr Alexander Wood, right, is assisted by a member of his crew after appearing to collapse following 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/PA, Anthony Devlin) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Oxford's Dr Alexander Wood, right, is assisted by a member of his crew after appearing to collapse following 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/PA, Anthony Devlin) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Cambridge's Alexander Scharp, standing, celebrates victory over Oxford in 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
Cambridge's Alexander Scharp, standing, celebrates victory over Oxford in 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
Cambridge's Alexander Scharp, standing, celebrates victory over Oxford in 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
The Boat Race is halted as a swimmer interrupts 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/PA, Anthony Devlin) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
The Boat Race is halted as a swimmer interrupts 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/PA, Anthony Devlin) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
The Boat Race is halted as a swimmer interrupts 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/PA, Anthony Devlin) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
The swimmer that forced a delay in the boat race waves after he was taken from the water and taken away by the 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. The (AP Photo/ Anthony Devlin/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
The swimmer that forced a delay in the boat race waves after he was taken from the water and taken away by the 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. The (AP Photo/ Anthony Devlin/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
The swimmer that forced a delay in the boat race waves after he was taken from the water and taken away by the 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. The (AP Photo/ Anthony Devlin/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
The Oxford crew look dejected after their loss in 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. The broken oar can be seen 2nd from top on the right hand side of the boat . (AP Photo/ Yui Mok/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
The Oxford crew look dejected after their loss in 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. The broken oar can be seen 2nd from top on the right hand side of the boat . (AP Photo/ Yui Mok/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
The Oxford crew look dejected after their loss in 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. The broken oar can be seen 2nd from top on the right hand side of the boat . (AP Photo/ Yui Mok/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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