Friday 23 March 2018

Daredevil runners take bulls by the horns

Associated Press

One person was admitted to hospital after several thousand people tested their bravery, pace and agility by dashing with six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.

Navarra Hospital chief Javier Sesma said the person sustained neck injuries in a fall in the fifth run of the famed San Fermin festival. However, he said no one was gored along the 850m route to Pamplona's bull ring yesterday.

There were moments of tension when a bull became separated from the pack and looked as if he would charge some of the runners. He was eventually guided into the ring without incident.

The nationally televised morning runs are the highlight of the nine-day street festival that became world famous after Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel 'The Sun Also Rises'.

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