News

4 hospitalized during Spain’s ‘running of the bulls’

4 hospitalized during Spain’s ‘running of the bulls’

BULLS:A runner falls in front of a Torrestrella fighting bull at the Estafeta corner during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7. Photo: Reuters/Vincent West

PAMPLONA Spain (Reuters) – Four people were hospitalized on Monday on the first day of Spain’s San Fermin bull run, a daily race through the narrow, cobbled streets of Pamplona that forms part of the northern city’s week-long festival.

One runner was gored in the thigh while the other three suffered fractures during the race against five bulls which lasted 2 minutes and 25 seconds, according to the Red Cross.

The bull run at San Fermin – made famous by Ernest Hemingway in his novel “The Sun Also Rises” – is one of hundreds in Spain every year and attracts large numbers of foreign visitors.

Runners dress in white with red neckerchiefs and many spectators stay up drinking all night in bars beforehand.

The Pamplona run takes place at 8 a.m. (2 a.m. EDT) every morning for one week in July.

(Reporting by Vincent West; Writing by Paul Day, editing by John Stonestreet)

Recent Headlines

in Local

Shooter’s ex-girlfriend seeks to block release of text messages

Fresh
texting

Shooter's ex-girlfriend seeks to block release of records

in Local

Firefighter burned in Okanogan wildfire undergoes 3rd surgery

Fresh
Injured firefighter

Burned firefighter undergoes 3rd surgery

in Local

Scott Walker says building a wall along Canadian border is worth considering

Fresh
Canadian Border

Republican Presidential Candidate Scott Walker says building a wall along the northern border is seriously worth considering.

in Sports

U.S. Open: Serena advances to second round 

Fresh
usopenexterior

The world's top-ranked player is trying to become the first player since 1988 to complete a calendar Grand Slam.

in Sports

Jimbo Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

Fresh
22-overlay

Fisher says Golson "has a good grasp of things. Making reads, plays and getting on the edge with his legs when he has to,"