PAMPLONA, Spain July 7 Four people were
hospitalised on Monday on the first day of Spain's San Fermin
bull run, a daily race through the narrow, cobbled streets of
Pamplona that forms part of the northern city's week-long
One runner was gored in the thigh while the other three
suffered fractures during the race against five bulls which
lasted 2 minutes and 25 seconds, according to the Red Cross.
The bull run at San Fermin - made famous by Ernest Hemingway
in his novel "The Sun Also Rises" - is one of hundreds in Spain
every year and attracts large numbers of foreign visitors.
Runners dress in white with red neckerchiefs and many
spectators stay up drinking all night in bars beforehand.
The Pamplona run takes place at 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) every
morning for one week in July.
(Reporting by Vincent West; Writing by Paul Day, editing by