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No-one gored in final bull run

Published 14/07/2015 | 08:11

Bulls run after revellers during the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain (AP)
Bulls run after revellers during the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain (AP)
Revellers party in the arena after a bullfight at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain (AP)

Hundreds of people raced alongside six fighting bulls from the renowned Miura ranch in the final bull run at Pamplona's San Fermin festival in Spain.

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The city's Navarra Hospital said six people were treated for bruises but none was seriously injured. No-one was gored.

The nine-day fiesta, named after the northern city's patron saint, dates back to the late 16th century. It was immortalised in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises and attracts thousands of tourists.

Miura are considered among the fiercest fighting bulls in Spain.

The 8am runs see people dashing with six bulls along a narrow 930-yard (850m) course from a holding pen to the city's bullring.

Today's run lasted 2 minutes, 5 seconds - the fastest of the eight in this year's festival.

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