The Running of the Bulls is a really famous sport in Spain with thousands of people participating in this summertime festival. People love the thrill and adventure of running in front of aggressive bulls and then surviving the attack from these dangerous animals. However, the festival also involves a huge element of risk with chances of severe injury and getting gored.
While many survive, a few faces the rage of these deadly animals like the three people in San Fermin who were left gored during the tense fifth bull run at Pamplona’s San Fermín Festival. Apart from these three people gored, the same number of people were left with bruises during the run, a Spanish Red Cross spokesman said.
It was the first run with gorings in the festival so far this year. There are three more daily runs before it finishes on Thursday. Red Cross worker José Aldaba told Spanish National Television that one of the three men was gored on the street, while two others were pierced by a bull´s horn inside the bullring at the end of the run.
About identifying the gored, the Festival organizers said one of the runners was Australian and the other two were Spaniards. The relief for the people involved was that none of the three gored were in serious condition.
Television images showed one bull repeatedly tossing and butting one runner against the wooden barriers on the edge of the ring and then goring another in the back of the leg. The three runners who were left bruised were all Spaniards and suffered injuries in falls during the run.
Notably, eight people were gored in the Pampola Festival in 2019, the last time it was organized before a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of sixteen people have died in Pamplona’s bull runs since 1910, with the last death in 2009.