Rowing is known for legendary displays of strength and stamina.

The first Rowing races took place on the River Thames in Shakespeare's time, when Londoners bet on the ferries crossing between the banks.

The sport developed its modern form during the 19th century, after universities adopted it as a competitive event. So began a tradition that remains to this day with the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge university students.

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