James Cracknell set to become oldest Boat Race competitor at 46

• Two-time Olympic gold medallist could be in Cambridge crew
• Cracknell retired from elite rowing in 2006

James Cracknell, the two-time Olympic champion, could become the oldest Boat Race competitor in the event’s history when the crews are named on Thursday.

The 46-year-old is set to be named in the Cambridge boat for the race despite having retired from elite rowing in 2006 after winning gold medals at Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004. He qualifies for the boat because he is studying a masters degree in human evolution at the university.

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