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Dragon Boat Race

LMU medical students take the trophy

München, 07/02/2014

For the first time, a boat crewed by LMU medical students has won the Annual Dragon Boat Race on Munich’s Olympic Lake. The LMU squad beat off the challenge mounted by their rivals from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to win by a length.

Foto: Dr. Hendrik Ballhausen

“The gap last year wasn’t very big,” says Karsten Unger, one of the LMU medical students in the winning boat. “And this year we trained – we just had to win this time round.” With a record-breaking time of 1.086 minutes, the 17 LMU students captured the “Head of the Olympic Lake” trophy for a year.

Some 20 or so boats crewed by staff members of the Technical University and the LMU Medical Center and students of medicine at LMU and the TUM participated in the Dragon Boat Races on the Olympic Lake. And for the first time in the history of the event, professors from the two universities raced against one another. In the Professors’ Race, however, the LMU crew, which was reinforced by several research associates, was bested by their counterparts from the TU.

The Annual Dragon Boat Race is organized by the AlumniClub of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).