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Running of the Bulls Gored 2 Americans, 1 Spaniard in Annual Event

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Cebada Gago fighting bull on the first day of the San Fermin bull run festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 7, 2017. (Sipa USA via AP)

Friday, 07 Jul 2017 12:02 PM

The running of the bulls resulted in the goring of two Americans and a Spaniard Friday during the first event of this year's San Fermin festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona.

A 46-year-old Spanish man was undergoing surgery for serious injuries to his head and leg after he was gored and then tossed by a bull.

Hospital officials said that the Americans had been gored as well during the run, but their injuries — in the abdomen for a 35-year-old man and in the scrotum for a 29-year-old — weren't considered serious.

More runners were treated on the spot for bruises, a Red Cross spokesman said, as two of the animals separated from the other four in the pack on their way to Pamplona's bullring.

They completed the 930-yard (850-meter) course on cobblestoned streets in just under three minutes, a speed that is considered average for the run.

Friday's bulls came from the Cebada Gago ranch, famed as fierce because they have traditionally caused more injuries. Since they debuted in Pamplona's narrow streets, in 1985, bulls from this southern Spanish breeding family have gored 53 people.

The nine-day San Fermin fiesta was immortalized by Nobel Literature laureate Ernest Hemingway in his 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."

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The running of the bulls resulted in the goring of two Americans and a Spaniard Friday during the first event of this year's San Fermin festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona.
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