First day of Pamplona bull-run sees 1 gored

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Revelers celebrate beside musicians wearing typical red berets, during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revelers hold up traditional red neckties and a banner reading: "independence" during the launch of the "Chupinazo" rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world turned out here to kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Michael Hemingway, center right, Ernest's Hemingway's 17-year-old great-grandson, takes photos during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
The body of a bull is pulled from the bullring after a horseback bullfight at San Fermin Fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revelers celebrate after the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Revelers run while fighting bulls fall during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona every year to take part on some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Reveler celebrates by holding red kerchiefs, during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revelers celebrate during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Spanish mounted bullfighter Roberto Armendariz, during a horseback bullfight at San Fermin Fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revelers have water thrown on them from a balcony during the launch of the 'Chupinazo' rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world kick off the festival with a messy party in the Pamplona town square, one day before the first of eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Hands of an anti-bullfighting demonstrator covered with blood are seen during a protest against the bull runs, on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 5, 2014. On July 6, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ''txupinazo'' , the opening ceremony with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old street of the city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A butterfly rests on the finger of an anti-bullfighting demonstrator a she protest against the bulls runs, on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 5, 2014. On July 6, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ''txupinazo'' , the opening ceremony with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old street of the city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Anti-bullfighting demonstrators, with their bodies covered with blood, right, protest against the bull runs on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 5, 2014. On July 6, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ''txupinazo'' , the opening ceremony with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old street of the city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Anti-bullfighting demonstrators protest against the bull runs dressing in the typical white and red colors while displaying banners which read, ''You Run. Bulls Die'', on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 5, 2014. On July 6, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ''txupinazo'' , the opening ceremony with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old street of the city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Hands of an anti-bullfighting demonstrator covered with blood are seen during a protest against the bull runs, on the Ayuntamiento Square in Pamplona northern Spain, Saturday, July 5, 2014. On July 6, the San Fermin festival will begin with the ''txupinazo'' , the opening ceremony with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old street of the city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) - One person was gored as thousands of thrill-seekers tested their bravery and speed Monday by dashing with fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona.

Jose Aldaba, a spokesman for Spain's Red Cross, said four people were taken to a city hospital for injuries sustained in the 8.a.m. run, the first of the annual San Fermin festival. One was gored in the thigh.

A statement from the Navarra regional government said the four were Spaniards but none was in serious condition.

The run sees people racing with the bulls along a narrow 930-yard (850-meter) course from a holding pen to the city bull ring.

It lasted just over two minutes.

Dozens of people are injured each year in the "encierros," as the runs are called in Spanish. Most get hurt in falls.

Fifteen people have died from gorings since record-keeping began in 1924.

The nine-day fiesta was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises" and attracts thousands of foreign tourists.

The bulls, which take part each morning are invariably killed by matadors in evening bull fights, and their meat is served up in Pamplona's restaurants.

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