The penultimate bull run of the week-long San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on 13 July left two runners gored. At 2 minutes 12 seconds it was the fastest run of the week.

As the bulls stormed down the narrow streets one runner was gored in the leg and a second runner was hit in the abdomen in a tight corridor street. A third runner was taken to the hospital with a concussion.

Every year thousands of tourists from Spain and across the world descend on Pamplona to take part in the San Fermin festival, either as spectators or as runners.

The adrenaline rush is a common reason given for competing by visitors in the festival, which was popularised by Ernest Hemingway in the book The Sun Also Rises.

"When I am running I get very excited because of the adrenaline, I get an adrenaline rush, and so when I run sometimes it's very busy, very crowded, it's rushed, a lot of people are pushing and shoving and so I just tend to stay in the middle and run with the bulls, I try to go with the pace of the bulls or I have them go at my pace," runner Eugene Suing from Michigan said.

"There is nothing like it in the world. You can't tell anybody how this feels, unless you actually come out here and do it. It's exhilarating, it's crazy," another runner, Robert Rosevkrantz from Houston, Texas, said.

The last run of the festival in on 14 July.