Legendary American Joe Distler invented a running style at La Curva. Distler's tactic is to wait, and as the herd crashes into the outside wall, break into sprint and catch them as they rise, then meld into the pack. That morning American Rick Musica was attempting this technique while dressed in the traditional garb of the old days. The Miurra hit the wall hard and a black-and-white speckled bull named Ermitaño (Hermit) was dislodged from the pack. He spun around the wrong way and locked onto Rick. Rick wisely turned and ran away. Ermitaño chased after him when suddenly Jose-Antonio caught the bull’s eye, turned him and lured him up the street away from Rick.
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