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Day six of Pamplona bull run slippery but free of major injuries

Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 - 01:22

Americans say the adrenaline rush drew them to participate in the running of the bulls which wrapped up its sixth day without major injuries. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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The bulls are released for day six of the Pamplona bull run in Spain. The week-long San Fermin festival has become a global tourist attraction, with hundreds pouring into the small town every July. Jake Ramirez is from Los Angeles. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RUNNER FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, JAKE RAMIREZ, SAYING: "The sensation is great. I first came here back in '97 and I never thought I'd come back. So being that it's now 17 years later, it really explains the joy and the passion I have for the encierro [running of the bulls] in San Fermin." Some participants drink all night before the early morning run. Roberto Lombardo from Philadelphia says it's an adrenaline rush knowing you're about to risk your life. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RUNNER FROM PHILADELPHIA, ROBERTO LOMBARDO, SAYING: "It's very tough in there, it's not easy, you have to make your own way, so to speak." Over the past century, there have been 14 fatalities at the fiesta -- which dates back to the 13th century. The last person to be killed during a Pamplona bull run was in 2009. Saturday's run was a bit slippery due to rain, but there were no major injuries. And it was one of the fastest this week, finishing in just 2 minutes and 49 seconds.

Day six of Pamplona bull run slippery but free of major injuries

Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 - 01:22

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