When the manacled swimmer Jules Gautier swam the Boat Race

FLASHBACK photo of the day: It’s January 1 1909 and Jules Gautier, is the manacled swimmer.

Mr Gautier swam the University boat race course from Putney to Mortlake with hands and feet manacled and towing a boat licensed to carry eight persons. He won £100 by completing the course in 1 hour 30 minutes, 12 seconds.