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Two hurt in second Pamplona bull run

Published 08/07/2015 | 10:35

A runner falls in front of Tajo y la Reina fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
A runner falls in front of Tajo y la Reina fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Runners fall in front of Tajo y la Reina fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
A runner falls in front of Tajo y la Reina fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Runners fall in front of Tajo y la Reina fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
A runner falls in front of Tajo y la Reina fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Runners enter the bullring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A runner falls in front of Tajo y la Reina fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring during the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Two people were injured today as thousands of thrill-seekers dashed alongside fighting bulls in the second bull run of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain.

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A statement from Navarra Hospital said one Spaniard was admitted for treatment to rib injuries, while a Frenchman was treated for multiple bruises but later released.

A reveler calls the attention of an 'El Tajo y La Reina' ranch fighting bull as others keep running during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in the event. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A reveler calls the attention of an 'El Tajo y La Reina' ranch fighting bull as others keep running during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in the event. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
A cow jumps over a group of revelers in the bull ring, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A couple embrace at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

No-one was gored, making it a relatively clean run which lasted 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured in the first run yesterday. All but two Americans were released the same day.

Read more here: Seven injured in opening bull run in Pamplona  

American Mike Webster, a 38-year-old occupational therapist from Gainesville, Florida, remains in hospital after being gored in the armpit as he joined the bull run for the 38th time in 11 years. He said yesterday that he had not yet decided whether he would run again.

People watch as El Tajo y La Reina fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
People watch as El Tajo y La Reina fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
A runner awakens a friend on Santo Domingo hill before the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Vincent West
Revelers are chased by a brave bull from the "El Tajo y La Reina" ranch as they turn Estafeta corner during a running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

The nationally televised 8am run sees people racing with six bulls and their guiding steer along a narrow 930-yard (850m) course from a holding pen to the city bull ring. The bulls are then killed by professional matadors in bullfights each afternoon.

The nine-day fiesta in Pamplona, which features 24-hour street partying, was made famous in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.

Bull runs are a traditional part of summer festivals across Spain. Dozens are injured each year, mostly in falls.

Two men died recently after being gored by bulls in Spanish festivals - one in the eastern town of Grao de Castellon last Saturday and another in the south-western town of Coria on June 24.

Revellers sleep at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Revellers sleep at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
Runners fall beside two ''El Tajo-La Reina" fighting bulls during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revellers dance before the second running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, July 8, 2015. One runner was gored in the run that lasted 2 minutes and 14 seconds, according to local media. REUTERS/Vincent West

In all, 15 people have died from gorings in Pamplona since record-keeping began in 1924 for the San Fermin festival.

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