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Sad News of the Death of Daniel Topolski

March 14th, 2015
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The legendary Oxford coach and rower, author, commentator and journalist, Dan Topolski died on Saturday 21st February at the age of 69 following a period of ill health.

Tributes have been paid from across the world of rowing, for a man who led Oxford to 10 straight wins in the Boat Race between 1976 and 1985.

In all, Topolski coached Oxford for 15 editions of the Boat Race, winning 12, and coached GB crews at two Olympic Games. He rowed in two Boat Races for Oxford – winning in 1967 and losing in 1968 – and represented GB five times between 1969 and 1978.

Topolski’s award-winning account of the infamous 1987 race, True Blue, would later be made into a classic rowing film starring Dominic West and Bill Nighy.

E.A. Langley funeral directors were very proud to be appointed as funeral directors for this well loved man.