Agence France-PresseSeptember 4, 2013 00:04
The course was not cobblestone, the booze not free flowing, Spanish-style, and the animals were on the meek rather than ornery side.
But lo and behold, the United States has staged its first Pamplona-style running of the bulls.
"In Spain, they use fighting bulls and they have fewer rules. So (here) it wasn't that tough," said one runner, who only gave his first name Nick.
Yes, Nick said he was a bit disappointed over the mild temperament of the horned beasts used in the August run in Petersburg, Virginia, three hours south of Washington.