Spain: 4 injured, none gored in 1st Pamplona bull-run

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 07, 2016 03:09 PM
Spain: 4 injured, none gored in 1st Pamplona bull-run
An assistant of Spanish mounted bullfighter Leonardo Hernandez performs during a horseback bullfight at San Fermin Fiestas, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. People from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A hospital official says four people were injured but no one was gored as thousands of thrill-seekers tested their agility and courage by racing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city in the first bull run of the San Fermin festival.

Navarra Hospital Dr. Manuel Montesino said three people were taken to the city hospital with head injuries while another suffered an arm injury in the 8 a.m. run.

There were no immediate details on their identities.

Runners dash along with six bulls down a narrow 930-yard (850-meter) course from a holding pen to Pamplona's bull ring.

Thursday's run lasted 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

The nine-day fiesta became world famous with Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises" and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.

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