Dramatic images of the Mercaderes goring in the Miura Running of the Bulls
There were some dramatic scenes in the Miura Running of the Bulls, especially when a young runner was gored just at the beginning of the Estafeta stretch, and who, according to first reports, suffered a triple goring (See more information about the medical report). As can be seen in this sequence of photos from Juantxo Erce and Iñaki Vergara, the pack of bulls slipped up at the corner, in spite of the anti-slipping liquid, and one of the bulls remained down on the ground for some seconds. And from that moment the drama unfolded.
The bull got up and turned to its right where some runners were entering the Mercaderes corner. The bull caught one of the runners with its horn in the right leg. The young runner, with his skin already gashed open, turned back and fled towards the fencing in Mercaderes square to try to hide behind the fencing there. The bull caught up with him again and gored him once again at the fencing. Finally, the runner was able to reach safety behind the fencing thanks to the help of some other runners and a municipal policeman. His condition is serious.
*Note. The sequence does not include 7 images which, due to their extreme crudity, Sanfermin.com has decided not to publish.
PHOTO SEQUENCE: Iñaki Vergara
SECUENCIA FOTOGRÁFICA: Juantxo Erce
SECUENCIA FOTOGRÁFICA: Iñaki Vergara