Olympic Heroes Glover and Stanning to Present Trophies
British Olympic and World Champion rowing pair Helen Glover MBE and Heather Stanning MBE will present the victorious crews with the trophies for The 2016 Cancer Research UK Boat Races on Sunday 27 March.
The two time world and reigning Olympic champions will be awarding the trophies for The 162nd Boat Race and 71st Women’s Boat Race ahead of defending their Olympic title at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games later this summer.
Helen Glover MBE commented: “It is an honour to present the trophies for The Cancer Research UK Boat Races this year. As always I expect the rivalry between both sets of Blue Boats to be fierce and it really is impossible to predict the winners from both Races.”
First raced in 1829 and 1927 respectively, The Cancer Research Boat Races are amongst the oldest sporting events in the world. Thousands of people along the banks of the Tideway, and millions more TV around the world will enjoy even more action this year, as the Oxford and Cambridge men’s and women’s Blue Boats face off against each other in the ultimate head to head contest on the Championship Course.