Rodrigo Sebastián Cabrera

Dangerous ending of Adolfo Martín

It has been eleven years since this bull-ranch last made an appearance in The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. This morning, this Adolfo Martín bull-breed ran the course without causing much harm and allowing the runners to get close in front of the horns to display some fine running.

The Adolfo Martín came out of the pens in a tight group and were led by the bull-oxen with the bulls tucked in behind, as far as Mercaderes corner. Entering Estafeta, one of the Bulls now moved ahead and led the rest of the pack. In this seventh Running of the Bulls of Sanfermin 2014, the greatest danger was found at the final stretch leading into the bullring, where one bull got left behind from the others and it charged a runner, although it seems that it did not manage to gore him.

The Bulls entered the arena safely but a couple of them did not immediately head towards the pens. They seemed to be a bit disorientated and were trotting around the ring in a threatening manner. A recording was sounded off in which a voice requested the runners not to cite or hail the bulls so that the dobladores could do their work without interference and use their capes to lead the two animals to the pens and this was quickly done.

It seems that there were two injured runners on the course requiring medical attention. One suffered a cranial contusion in Mercaderes and was taken off to hospital for observation.