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Pinsent: 'Busy but enjoyable experience' umpiring race

Oxford celebrate winning the 159th Boat Race on the River Thames, London. Credit: PA Wire

Matthew Pinsent, who umpired the race for the first time, said it had been a "busy but enjoyable experience".

The four-time Olympic rowing champion, who won the race with Oxford in 1990 and 1991, said: "It goes very quickly when you're in charge of umpiring it."

Asked if he had been concerned about security going into the race following last year's incident, he said: "Thankfully, not my responsibility. The ramifications would have been interesting - I would have had to sort out the race if there is an interruption but thankfully nothing happened."

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