Running of the Bulls

For more than 600 years, judgment-impaired men (and a few women) have tested their speed and luck at the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. The event, the most popular attraction at the San Fermin Festival (July 7–14), draws nearly 4,000 runners every day at 8 a.m., when six bulls are simultaneously let loose on the crowd.

930
Yards from the corrals to the finish, at the Plaza de Toros

2.5
Minutes the average run lasts

3,300
Pounds a bull can lift with its horns

2
People gored, on average, each day of the weeklong festival

14
Bull-related fatalities since 1924, when officials started keeping records

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