Running of the Bulls

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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.


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


Minutes the average run lasts


Pounds a bull can lift with its horns


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


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

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