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Pamplona-style bull running is coming to America

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Virginia (Reuters) - Far from the narrow cobblestoned streets of the Spanish city of Pamplona, Americans will soon be running with the bulls at a Virginia drag-racing strip. "The Great Bull Run" on August 24 at the Virginia Motor Sports Park is an American adaptation of Pamplona's San Fermin running of the bulls, made famous by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."

Australian woman gored in last running of bulls at Spanish festival

Pamplona, Spain, Jul 14 (EFE).- A 23-year-old Australian woman was gored during the final running of the bulls Sunday at the San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, becoming the fifth woman, all of them foreigners, gored at the iconic event. Since 1990, when the first woman was gored in the event, three Americans, a Norwegian and now the Australian have met the same fate. Women were prohibited from running with the bulls at the San Fermin festival until 1974, with the ban dating back to July 1, 1867.

23 Runners injured in penultimate bull run at Spain festival

Pamplona, Spain, Jul 13 (EFE).- Twenty-three runners were treated for injuries here Saturday after the seventh running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival, where a pile-up of people at the entrance to the ring made for a dangerous conclusion to the run. A 19-year-old Spaniard sustained very serious injuries after being trapped in the stampede, suffering a crushed thorax and having to be connected to a respirator.

CORRECTED: Pamplona bulls trample runners, 23 hospitalised

Half-tonne bulls ploughed into a human pile-up in the Spanish city of Pamplona Saturday, leaving 23 injured, one seriously, at the celebrated San Fermin festival. Bulls and steers charged into the back of a pile of runners who were stuck in the narrow entrance to a bullring at the end of the dash through the town's cobbled streets. At least two of the animals leapt over the pile, crushing runners under their hooves. Panicked festival-goers in traditional white shirts and red neckerchiefs scrambled over those in front of them and others tried to pull the fallen free.

Pamplona bulls trample runners, 23 hospitalised

Half-tonne bulls ploughed into a human pile-up in the Spanish city of Pamplona Saturday, leaving 23 injured, one seriously, at the celebrated San Fermin festival. Bulls charged into the back of a pile of runners who were stuck in the narrow entrance to a bullring at the end of the short dash through the town's cobbled streets. Two bulls leapt over the pile, crushing runners under their hooves. Panicked festival-goers in traditional white shirts and red neckerchiefs scrambled over those in front of them and others tried to pull the fallen free.

Pamplona bull stampede hospitalises 21

Daredevil bull-runners were crushed in a pile-up in the Spanish city of Pamplona on Saturday during its famed San Fermin festival, with at least 21 people hospitalised, officials said. Television pictures showed a pile of runners, in traditional white shirts and red neckerchiefs, blocking the entrance to a bullring, the end point of the frantic dash through the town's cobbled streets. The pile-up blocked several of the animals from charging into the arena, with panicked runners scrambling over the heads of those in front of them and others trying to pull the fallen free.

Bull runners crushed in chaotic Pamplona pile-up

Daredevil bull-runners were crushed in a pile-up in Pamplona on Saturday on the seventh day of Spain's famed San Fermin festival, and at least one man was carried away unconscious. Television pictures showed a chaotic pile of fallen runners blocking the entrance to the bullring in the town, the end point of the frantic dash through the cobbled streets. The pile-up blocked several of the half-tonne bulls from reaching the arena, causing chaos as runners tried to pull fallen companions free, while some of the bulls leapt over the pile, crushing runners under their hooves.

American man badly gored in Spain's running of the bulls

Pamplona, Spain, Jul 12 (EFE).- A 20-year-old American was forced to undergo a splenectomy after being gored here Friday during the sixth running of the bulls at Spain's San Fermin festival. The man, identified only as Patrick E., was the most seriously injured out of three people gored during the slow and extra-dangerous run, suffering internal bleeding when a bull's horn pierced his abdomen with a upward blow, according to health authorities in the northern Spanish region of Navarre.

Three gored in Pamplona bull run

Three men were gored by half-tonne bulls as they raced through Spain's northern city of Pamplona, the bloodiest run of this year's celebrated San Fermin festival. The three runners, a 20-year-old American and two Spaniards aged 31 and 42, were all raced to hospital. The extent of their injuries, the first gorings of this year's festival, was not immediately known, a Navarra hospital spokesman said. Another three people, including a 48-year-old American, were taken to hospital with injuries suffered in falls during the sixth bull run of the hugely popular festival.

No runners gored on 5th day of Spain's running of the bulls

Pamplona, Spain, Jul 11 (EFE).- The bulls from the Torrestrella ranch took to the streets of this northern Spanish city Thursday in a fast and dangerous run that featured some hairy moments but did not leave anyone gored. Four people were hospitalized during the fifth running of the bulls at the world-famous San Fermin festival, including American Peter Milligan, a 42-year-old from New Jersey who suffered a broken ankle when he was shoved to the ground by another runner.
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