Pamplona's famous "running of the bulls" in pictures
Friday, July 13, 2007
Like every year, several revelers are gored, both locals and tourists. Some 800 000 tourists were estimated to have come to Pamplona last weekend. On Thursday, 13 people were admitted to the hospital, seven of whom were gored. Three of the latter had to have surgery.
A 48-year-old man from Pamplona was in a critical condition after being gored in the chest. Other serious incidents involved a Mexican and a German man in their twenties. Runners from Poland, Norway, Spain and the United States also sustained injuries.
Thursday's run lasted six minutes, where a normal run is only two minutes long. Normally, the pack of bulls stays together, but in this run they separated, which is more dangerous for the runners. Since 1924, there have been 13 fatalities, the last of whom was an American in 1995.
The 825 metre run garnered international fame after Ernest Hemingway described the running in his 1926 book The Sun Also Rises. The end of the run is the bullring where the matadors will deal with the bulls.
- AP. "Gory bull run sends 13 to hospital" — , July 13, 2007
- "Seven gored at Pamplona bull run" — , July 12, 2007
- "Pamplona fotospecial" — , July 12, 2007 (Dutch)
- "San Fermin - Actualidad" — , July 12, 2007 (Spanish)