Altogether, it was a pretty safe year for the famous running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. According to official figures, around 200-300 people are injured every year--most of them in drinking-related or cobblestone-related falls, fights and frolics. Very few indeed suffer bull-related boo-boos. And even these numbers seem to be falling. In the 2012 and 2013 runnings combined just ten people total were injured by bulls. And this year there were only two--a Spaniard in serious condition after being gored in the chest and an American who took a horn to the thigh and is recovering after surgery.
The American with the hole in his thigh is Bill Hillman. Hillman is the co-author of the book Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona, published this June. Hey, he did survive.
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