1 Gored in Running of Bulls

6 others also injured, with 6 runs still to go in Pamplona, Spain
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 8, 2011 1:10 PM CDT
The scene during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas on Friday in Pamplona, Spain.   (Alvaro Barrientos)
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(Newser) – A 25-year-old Australian man was gored in the leg and six other people were injured today as daredevils ran with fighting bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona. The second of eight mad dashes at Spain's most famous summer festival featured bulls known for being fast and prone to poking people with their horns. Two Americans ages 22 and 21—the first with an injured right leg, the second with a hurt lip—were among those who didn't cross the finish line unscathed.

The Australian who was gored committed a San Fermin faux pas: When bulls finish the run by trotting into the ring, runners are supposed to keep clear and let handlers with capes or long sticks guide animals into stalls. But he reportedly got up close to the 1,200-pound bull and teased it in a flashy way by waving his arms. He then slipped and fell and was attacked. The injury he suffered to an artery and vein in his right leg was described as serious, though the San Fermin press office said his life was not in danger.

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