How to knot the Sanfermin necktie before you take part in the running of the bulls

The Sanfermin necktie is an essential part of the obligatory gear to be worn during fiestas, if you decide to take part in the running of the bulls, it could turn into an element of risk. If a bull catches its horn in your necktie, it is very likely to drag you along with it, possibly over a long distance and creating a very dangerous situation, as was the case in this morning’s run with the Dolores Aguirre bulls.

If that runner had knotted his necktie with the “magic knot”, he could have avoided being dragged along for more than 30 metros on that stretch of the running of the bulls. The “magic knot” is simple and practical as it comes loose easily and thus can avoid a scare from turning into a tragedy.

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