The annual world famous Spanish Pamplona Bull Run, where man, pits himself against beast, claimed three victims this year. As two Britons and an American, were gored in the running of the bulls through the streets of Pamplona. The fiesta of San Fermin, the patron saint of Pamplona, is one of Spain's most famous fiestas which attracts thousands of revellers from across the world. Take a look at this amazing footage.
A fire cracker goes off to signal the start. Police hold back the crowd of bull runners who are chomping at the bit to get running. The 500 kilo bulls, round the corner at top speed, completing the 850 metre run in just two minutes. Till they catch up with the dare devil runners wearing the northern Basque red and white colours. This no nonsense brown bull breaks away, and shows the runners, just who the boss is here. Before being brought to a standstill by handlers. Then all the runners and bulls run into town’s arena. To massive applause. Wow
The festival which has been going since 1924 attracted over 20,000 people last year, half of them from abroad, with Australia, the U.S. and Britain providing the most visitors. Surprisingly only 200 runners are injured each year, mostly from falling. Although a small minority are less fortunate and are gored and trampled by the huge bulls. Still ,a bull’s gotta do, what a bulls gotta hey?
Written and Presented by Ann Salter