No gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The seventh bull run of this year’s San Fermin festival took place Saturday without any runners being gored, health authorities in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said.
The mad dash of six bulls with hundreds of runners in the traditional outfit with a red sash lasted 2 minutes,12 seconds — making it the fastest of this year’s runs.
A regional hospital spokesman said Saturday’s bull run was “the calmest in terms of medical issues of this year’s festival.”
The nine-day San Fermin fiesta that was immortalized by Ernest Hemingway in his novel “The Sun Also Rises” attracts about a million spectators every year. Most come to party late into the night before watching hundreds test their speed and daring against the bulls each morning.
Revelers run next to fighting bulls Saturday during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain. People from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.