The Running of the Bulls in Figures

Some people think that the bulls run many times during the day, some others think that just on July 7th take place the running of the bulls… I think that before you come to Pamplona to enjoy the San fermín Festival, you have to know this interesting information that I found at the Web of the Council of Pamplona.

Time: 8 am

Dates: From 7th to the 14th of July

Route: 848.6 metres. Santo Domingo, Plaza Consistorial, Mercaderes, Estafeta and the Bullring.

Average duration: 3 minutes and 55 seconds

Speed of bulls: 24 km/h

The longest Bull Run: 30 minutes (11th of July 1959). A Miura bull dropped behind the herd and it was necessary to use a dog to bite it in order to lead it into the corral.

The most tragic Bull Run: 10th of July 1947 and 13th of July 1980. ‘Semillero’ (Urquijo) and ‘Antioquío’ (Guardiola) killed two runners apiece.

Number of runners: 2,000 on weekdays and almost 3,500 at weekends.

Most dangerous breed: Guardiola Fantoni. These bulls claimed one life in 1969 and two in 1980.

Number of injured a year: Between 200 and 300. Only 3% seriously.

Lives lost: 14

Last person gored to death: Matthew Peter Tasio (22 years of age, Illinois, USA) was gored to death on the 13th of July 1995 in the Plaza Consistorial by “Castellano”, a bull belonging to the Torrestrella ranch.

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