San Fermin

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Gored 2 Times by Bulls, American Ready to Run Again

Bill Hillmann says Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises' inspired his annual Pamplona

(Newser) - An American gored two times already while running with the bulls in Spain is willing to risk a third time, People reports. Author Bill Hillmann was living his Ernest Hemingway fantasy in northern Spain on Saturday when a bull gored his buttocks and tossed him in the air. The Chicago... More »

American Gored in Scrotum During Running of the Bulls


(Newser) - Two Americans and a Spaniard were gored Friday during the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival, medical officials in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona tell the AP . A 46-year-old Spanish man was undergoing surgery for serious injuries to his head and leg after... More »

As the Bulls Run, Another Kind of Violence in Pamplona: Rape

At least 15 reports of sexual violence so far at this year's San Fermin fest

(Newser) - Bulls goring humans in Pamplona isn't the only form of violence making headlines at this year's San Fermin festival. At least 15 cases of sexual assault, including four rapes and one attempted rape, and 15 arrests have been reported since the festival started July 6, drawing attention... More »

Pamplona: Woman Gored, in 'Very Grave' Condition

Australian woman among 5 hospitalized in final day of bull run

(Newser) - The final day of Spain's running of the bulls has, not exactly surprisingly, ended in even more injuries. Most seriously: a 23-year-old Australian woman is in "very grave" condition in hospital after being gored in the back by a huge Miura bull outside the bull ring entrance, the... More »

23 Hurt in Bloody Pamplona Pileup

But no fatalities as human-bull melee happens outside bull ring

(Newser) - This morning marked the penultimate running of the bulls in Spain's storied San Fermin Festival, and it turned bloody quickly, with 23 revelers in Pamplona injured in a pileup of bulls and humans outside the bull ring. As the AP reports, dozens of falling runners clogged the ring's... More »

4 Hurt as Pamplona Kicks Off

No one gets gored, but there's still plenty of time

(Newser) - Spain's annual running of the drunken thrillseekers, er, bulls, kicked off today, as thousands crowded the storied streets of Pamplona to test their mettle against the beasts. The end result was four injuries (one American, one Aussie, one Brit, and one native of Pamplona, for those keeping score at... More »

3 Gored at Running of the Bulls

None seriously injured

(Newser) - The third bull run of the San Fermin festival saw three runners gored, two Brits and one American. All were gored in the leg and none was seriously injured, the AP reports. Thousands ran ahead of the six bulls in Pamplona today for about three minutes over the 2,785-foot... More »

Man Dies After Being Gored by Wayward Bull

74-year-old man gored in the neck during bull run

(Newser) - A 74-year-old man has died after being gored in the neck by a young bull during a small-town summer festival. The man was charged and killed by the young bull during an early morning bull-run in the northern town of Lodosa today, a spokeswoman for the Spanish town said. She... More »

2 Gored by Bulls in Pamplona

Bulls managed to claim a few victims during fastest run yet

(Newser) - Six races down, two to go, and score another one for Pamplona's famed bulls. Two people were gored in today's 8am run, the fastest yet, notes the AP . One person sustained a horn injury to the back, another was wounded in the shoulder, and at least two other... More »

1 Gored in Running of Bulls

6 others also injured, with 6 runs still to go in Pamplona, Spain

(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... More »

Dow Who? Pamplona's Bulls Still Charging

(Newser) - Thousands of daredevil tourists have descended on Pamplona, Spain, for the annual running of the bulls that began today. Four were injured on the first day, including one American, though nobody was gored. As Time reports, sprinting ahead of six half-ton angry bulls is pretty dangerous, but many injuries result... More »

Bulls Gore 2, Trample 7 in Pamplona Run

Herder among victims of charging giants

(Newser) - Charging bulls gored two Spaniards and trampled seven during the second of eight bull runs in the San Fermin festival in Pamplona yesterday. One of the men gored was a bull herder appointed by the festival to keep the run orderly. None of the injured was killed, although one was... More »

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