Spanish town's annual Bulls to the Sea festival puts Pamplona's running with the bulls festival to shame

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Spanish town's annual Bulls to the Sea festival puts Pamplona's running with the bulls festival to shame
Spain is all about the bull so it come as no surprise they have more than one event where people get to run from them as sport.
A man is gored by a bull during the traditional running of bulls 'Bous a la mar' (Bull in the sea) at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at a bull swimming during the traditional running of bulls 'Bous a la mar' (Bull in the sea) at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
People jump in the sea during the traditional running of bulls 'Bous a la mar' (Bull in the sea) at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
People take part in the traditional running of bulls 'Bous a la mar' (Bull in the sea) at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at a bull during the traditional running of bulls 'Bous a la mar' (Bull in the sea) at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A bull jumps in the sea during the traditional running of bulls 'Bous a la mar' (Bull in the sea) at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A man is gored by a bull during the traditional running of bulls 'Bous a la mar' (Bull in the sea) at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 7, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A bull jumps into the sea during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival in the port of the eastern town of Denia, Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. (AP Photo/ Fernando Hernandez)
A bull swims in the water of the sea surrounded by revelers during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival in the port of the eastern town of Denia, Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. (AP Photo/ Fernando Hernandez)
Revellers jump into the sea followed by a bull during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival in the eastern town of Denia, Spain, Saturday, July 9, 2011. Bulls jump into the sea following the revelers and are later brought back to land by small boats. (AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)
Revellers jump into the sea followed by a bull during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival in the eastern town of Denia, Spain, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Bulls are later brought back to land by small boats. (AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)
A reveller jumps into the sea followed by a bull during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival in the eastern town of Denia, Spain, Monday, July 5, 2010. The bulls are later brought back to land by small boats. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
A bull is returned to land after it jumped into the sea during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival in the eastern town of Denia, Spain, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante)
Youths lure a bull into the water in the eastern Spanish Mediterranean port of Denia, Sunday, July 6, 2003. A popular local version of a bullrun consist of trying to lure the bull into the water where is it later rounded up, tied to a boat, and brought to shore. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A bull swims in the water with men in the eastern Spanish Mediterranean port of Denia, Sunday, July 6, 2003. A popular local version of a bullrun consists of trying to lure the bull into the water where it is later rounded up and brought ashore by a rope tied to a boat. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A bull swims with three unidentified men in the eastern Spanish Mediterranean port of Denia, Sunday, July 8, 2001, in this popular local version of a bull run. The Denia bull run consists of trying to lure the bull into the water where is it later rounded up and brought ashore by a rope tied to a boat. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Revellers jump into the sea followed by a bull during the 'Bous a la mar' or "Bulls to the sea" festival in the eastern town of Denia, Spain, Monday, July 6, 2009. The bulls are later brought back to land by small boats. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
A bull swims in the water with men in the eastern Spanish Mediterranean port of Denia, Sunday, July 6, 2003. A popular local version of a bullrun consists of trying to lure the bull into the water where it is later rounded up and brought ashore by a rope tied to a boat. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
DENIA, SPAIN - JULY 14: A bull jumps on a reveler as he is chased into the sea during the 'Bous a la Mar' festival on July 14, 2011 in Denia, Spain. 'Bous a la Mar', or ''Bulls to the Sea,' festival is held to honor the Santisima Sangre and commemorate the monk Pedro Esteve, who is said to have saved the coastal town of Denia from a plague in 1633. The bulls that are chased into the water are brought back to land by small boats. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
DENIA, SPAIN - JULY 14: A bull is chased into the sea during the 'Bous a la Mar' festival on July 14, 2011 in Denia, Spain. 'Bous a la Mar', or ''Bulls to the Sea,' festival is held to honor the Santisima Sangre and commemorate the monk Pedro Esteve, who is said to have saved the coastal town of Denia from a plague in 1633. The bulls that are chased into the water are brought back to land by small boats. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
DENIA, SPAIN - JULY 14: A bull swims after being chased into the sea during the 'Bous a la Mar' festival on July 14, 2011 in Denia, Spain. 'Bous a la Mar', or ''Bulls to the Sea,' festival is held to honor the Santisima Sangre and commemorate the monk Pedro Esteve, who is said to have saved the coastal town of Denia from a plague in 1633. The bulls that are chased into the water are brought back to land by small boats. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
DENIA, SPAIN - JULY 14: A bull swims after being chased into the sea during the 'Bous a la Mar' festival on July 14, 2011 in Denia, Spain. 'Bous a la Mar', or ''Bulls to the Sea,' festival is held to honor the Santisima Sangre and commemorate the monk Pedro Esteve, who is said to have saved the coastal town of Denia from a plague in 1633. The bulls that are chased into the water are brought back to land by small boats. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
DENIA, SPAIN - JULY 14: Revellers chase a bull into the sea during the 'Bous a la Mar' festival on July 14, 2011 in Denia, Spain. The Spanish 'Bous a la Mar' or 'Bulls to the Sea' festival is held in honour of the Santisima Sangre and commemorate a monk named Pedro Esteve, who, as the legend has it, saved the coastal town of Denia from a plague in 1633. The bulls chased into the sea are later brought back to land by small boats. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
A man on a boat tows a bull back to dry ground during the traditional running of bulls at Denia's harbour, near Alicante on July 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/GettyImages)
Men in a boat tow a bull back to dry ground during the traditional running of bulls at Denia's harbour on July 5, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN (Photo credit should read JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A bull pushes young people into the water during the traditional bulls celebration at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 06, 2009. AFP PHOTO/DIEGO TUSON (Photo credit should read DIEGO TUSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A bull pushes young people into the water during the tradicional bulls celebration at Denia's harbour, near Alicante, on July 06, 2009. AFP PHOTO/DIEGO TUSON (Photo credit should read DIEGO TUSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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By ERIC LYONS and NADIA SIKANDER

While the San Fermin festival, where bulls chase revelers or fans through the streets of Pamplona, is world famous, few have heard of the astonishing festival that takes place each year around the same time in the coastal town of Denia, 370 miles south of Pamplona.

According to the German newspaper, Spiegel International, the Bous a la Mar, or Bulls to the Sea, began in 1926 to commemorate Pedro Esteve, a monk who is believed to have saved the town from the plague in 1633. The festival is continued today by thousands and attracts tourists from around the world.

Spiegel International explains that the spectacle begins with a young bull running from the middle of town to a makeshift bullring located near the port. Spectators then attempt provoke the bull without using their hands or arms, in an effort to propel it into the sea. Often, the stubborn bull knows better and will attack participants. Earlier this week, a man suffered severe bleeding after he was gored by a bull when he tripped and fell on the beach.

After the bull tumbles, or in some instances, jumps into the ocean, men in nearby boats lasso it and safely bring it back to land. The day's festivities close with a large celebration and concert. The annual festival has faced heavy criticism, KMOV.com reports, but fans passionately defend the longtime tradition.


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Spanish town's annual Bulls to the Sea festival puts Pamplona's running with the bulls festival to shame
In this photo taken Thursday July 10, 2014, Fernando Echaburu of Spain is tossed in the air by a fighting bull from the Garcigrande ranch after being gored in the leg during a running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. 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/Javier Sesma, Diario de Navarra)
Participants run in front of Jandilla's bulls during the fifth bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 11, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO/ ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants fall in front of Jandilla's bulls during the fifth bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 11, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO/ RAFA RIVAS (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A participant falls in front of a Jandilla's bull during the fifth bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 11, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO/ RAFA RIVAS (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A cow jumps over revelers which wait the animal on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in the eight-day of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises". (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Jandilla fighting bulls run in between revelers as people watch from the balconies during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Friday, July 11, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Revelers fall in front of horns of a Jandilla ranch fighting bull during a running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Friday, July 11, 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. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
Jandilla ranch fighting bulls enter the bullring during a running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Friday, July 11, 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. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 10: Revellers fall in front of the Garcigrande's fighting bulls along the Curva de Estafeta during the fifth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 10, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 09: Matador Juan Jose Padilla fights a Victoriano Del Rio Cortes bull in the bullringr during the fourth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 9, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 09: A bull from the Victorio Del Rio Cortes's fighting bulls falls amongs the runners near the end of the run on the fourth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 9, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 09: A matador performs in the bullringr during the fourth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls Festival, on July 9, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Participants run in front of Garcigrande's bulls during the fourth bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 10, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO/ ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants run in front of Garcigrande's bulls during the fourth bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 10, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO/ ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago, center left, falls seconds before a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull gored him on his right leg during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 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)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago is carried on a stretcher after being gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. A journalist and author, Hillmann is a veteran San Fermin runner and has written many pieces about the festival. The injury was said to be serious but his life was not in any danger. 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/M.J. Arranz)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago, Ill. is carried on a stretcher after being gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Journalist and author Hillmann is a veteran San Fermin runner and has written many pieces about the festival. The injury was said to be serious but his life was not in any danger. 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/M.J. Arranz)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago is gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 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)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago, Ill. is carried on a stretcher after being gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Journalist and author Hillmann is a veteran San Fermin runner and has written many pieces about the festival. The injury was said to be serious but his life was not in any danger. 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/M.J. Arranz)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago, Ill. is carried on a stretcher after being gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Journalist and author Hillmann is a veteran San Fermin runner and has written many pieces about the festival. The injury was said to be serious but his life was not in any danger. 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/M.J. Arranz)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago, Ill., is carried on a stretcher after being gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. A journalist and author, Hillmann, is a veteran San Fermin runner and has written many pieces about the festival. The injury was said to be serious but his life was not in any danger. 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/M.J. Arranz)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago is gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 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)
U.S. runner Bill Hillmann, 35, from Chicago lies on the ground after being gored on his right leg by a Victoriano del Rio ranch fighting bull during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Wednesday, July 9, 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)
Revelers fall as a Dolores Aguirre fighting bull runs during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 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/Andres Kudacki)
Dolores Aguirre fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in an eight-day event of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 08: A reveller touches a steer during the third day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 8, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A participant falls in front of a Dolores Aguirre Ybarra's bull during the second bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 8, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
A cow jumps over revelers on the bull ring at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in an eight-day event of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Runners avoid a fighting calf inside Pamplona Bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A reveler falls as a Torrestrella fighting bulls run during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to 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/Andres Kudacki)
Revelers run away followed by a flaming fake bull "Toro de fuego" during the second day of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to 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/Andres Kudacki)
Dolores Aguirre fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in an eight-day event of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Medical services carry a runner after he was charged by the Torrestrella's fighting bulls along the Calle Estafeta during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revellers sleep in the early hours before the Torrestrella's running of the bulls during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Participants run in front of Torrestrella's bulls during the first bull-run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2014, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A steer from the Ranch of Torrestrella runs above a runner entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Caravinagre 'Vinegar face' kiliki hits children during the Comparsa de Gigantes y Cabezudos 'Giants and Big Heads parade' during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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)
People shelter by the rain during a 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)
Spanish mounted bullfighter Roberto Armendariz, holds up the ears of the bull 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)
A reveler sleeps on a bench at the end of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in an eight-day event of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A reveler falls in front of a ''Torrestrella'' fighting bull on Estafeta corner during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises". (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Dolores Aguirre's ranch fighting bulls jump over fallen revelers during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 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)
An assistant prepares before 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)
Two ''Torrestrella'' fighting bulls fall on Estafeta corner during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises". (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revelers try to protect against a cow on the bull ring at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in an eight-day event of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A young boy plays his toy drum during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: People run ahead of a Toro del Fuego (flaming bull) is run through the streets of Pamplona on the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Revelers run with Torrestrella ranch fighting bulls 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)
EDS NOTE - SPANISH LAW REQUIRES THAT THE FACES OF MINORS ARE MASKED IN PUBLICATIONS WITHIN SPAIN - A young reveler dressed in a traditional outfit runs next to a mural of a bull during the opening day of the 2014 San Fermin fiestas in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Revelers from around the world turned out 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)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revellers dance in a bar during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
A reveler is hit by a cow on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in an eight-day event of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Revelers fall as a Dolores Aguirre fighting bull runs during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 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/Andres Kudacki)
Revelers are chased by Dolores Aguirre's ranch fighting bulls during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 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)
Drunk people rest during the first bull-run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2014, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
Revelers run followed by Dolores Aguirre fighting bulls during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to 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/Andres Kudacki)
Torrestrella fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Monday, July 7, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive here to take part in the eight-day event glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Two participants lie on the ground after falling during the second bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 8, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / RAFA RIVAS (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
A man stands next to a painting of a bull-run during the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 8, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants run in front of Dolores Aguirre Ybarra's bulls during the second bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 8, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
Participants run in front of Torrestrella's bulls during the first bull-run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2014, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / RAFA RIVAS (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Revelers cook and eat on the street during 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)
Revelers dressed in traditional outfits cover themselves from the rain during the opening day 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. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Participants run in front of Torrestrella's bulls during the first bull-run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2014, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO ARMESTRE (Photo credit should read PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/Getty Images)
Dolores Aguirre fighting bulls and revelers run during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to 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/Andres Kudacki)
A woman waits behind a wooden door with a painting of Saint Fermin before the second bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, late on July 7, 2014. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / RAFA RIVAS (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Revelers arrive at the bull ring beside ''Dolores Aguirre Ybarra'' fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A cow jumps over revelers who wait for the animal on the bull ring, at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world in Pamplona take part in an eight-day event of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Dolores Aguirre fighting bulls run over a reveler during the running of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to 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/Andres Kudacki)
A running reveler touches the horn of a Torrestrella's ranch fighting bull 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)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revellers dance in the street during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Steers and bulls from the Ranch of Torrestrella enter the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Steers and bulls from the Ranch of Torrestrella enter the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Participants run in front of Torrestrella's bulls during the first bull-run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, 2014, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. AFP PHOTO / RAFA RIVAS (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 08: People follow the Comparsa de Gigantes y Cabezudos 'Giants and Big Heads parade' on the third day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 8, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 08: A Basque flag hangs from a balcony as people follow the Comparsa de Gigantes y Cabezudos 'Giants and Big Heads parade' on the third day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 8, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: People react as a Toro del Fuego (flaming bull) is run through the streets of Pamplona on the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A young boy plays on a running of the bulls statue during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Children run ahead of toy bulls at the San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises". (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
A boy runs ahead of a toy bull at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises". (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 08: A man poses for a picture in front of bullrunning paint as a woman tries to avoid the camera on the third day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 8, 2014 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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