Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Video(s) Of The Week: The 2014 Dublin Boat Races



With the Henley Boat Races (including the Newton Women's Boat Race—see here for race video) in the books already, and so much focus on the Tideway in London this weekend, it's important to remember that another heated rivalry was recently renewed just across the Irish Sea, when University College Dublin took on Trinity College in the 2014 edition of the Dublin Boat Races. In the Gannon Cup (men's varsity eight), an exciting race saw Trinity grab and early lead, and hold UCD throughout much of the roughly 2k course on the River Liffey, only to come to a halt when the Trinity four-man Luke Acheson passed out within 250 meters of the finish, allowing UCD to record their seventh-straight win. (According to this report, Acheson was taken from the boat and directly to hospital, from which he was discharged later that day, and has since made a full recovery.)



In the women's varsity race—the Corcoran Cup—it was Trinity once again who jumped out to an early lead. This time, however, that lead proved too much for UCD to overcome. Trinity marched away to victory, ending UCD's reign in the event that began in 2012, and making good on pre-race style points...



For this week's videos, we owe a debt of gratitude to the fearless Markus Schröder, who captured the action in Dublin from his bike once again this year, just as he did in 2013. For more on the history of the Dublin Boat Races, see our 2012 entry on the events here, and for complete results, see the official Facebook page of the Dublin Boat Races. And, while you're at it, don't forget to vote in our 2014 Boat Race poll—"Which Blue Are You?"

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-RR

*An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Trinity had caught a crab in the final 250m. Thanks to Andrew for sending us the correction.

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