2 Americans, 1 Briton gored in 1st Pamplona bull-run

Thousands Celebrate the Spanish Festival of San Fermin


PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight others injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls in the first bull-run of Pamplona's San Fermin festival, organizers said

The San Fermin press office said a 38-year-old American identified only by his initials, M.W.O., was gored in the armpit. A 27-year-old Californian identified by the initials D.M.O. was also gored.

A 30-year-old Briton with the initials A.B.O. was gored in the perineum. None of the three was said to be in serious condition.

Three Americans were among the eight others injured, most with bruises sustained in falls and crowd crushes during the nationally televised run that lasted just over two minutes.

In all, 15 people have died from gorings in San Fermin since record-keeping began in 1924.

San Fermin since record-keeping began in 1924.

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2 Americans, 1 Briton gored in 1st Pamplona bull-run
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revellers attempt to avoid a fighting calf inside Pamplona bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revellers attempt to avoid a fighting calf inside Pamplona bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A reveller falls while running with Jandilla's fighting bulls along the Calle Estafeta during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revellers attempt to avoid a fighting calf inside Pamplona bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revellers run with Jandilla's fighting bulls along the Calle Estafeta during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
Participants gather as Jandilla bulls run past during the fist 'encierro' (bull-run) of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 7, 2015. 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/ MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
A Jandilla bull charges a participant during the first 'encierro' (bull-run) of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 7, 2015. 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)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers and children are 'chased' by the 'Toro de Fuego' (Flaming bull) as it runs throught the streets during the opening day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: People and children take cover as the 'Toro de Fuego' (flaming bull) runs throught the streets during the opening day of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers enjoy the atmosphere during the opening day or 'Chupinazo' of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers hold up their red handkerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo' of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
A woman is tossed during the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) celebration to mark the kickoff at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2015. A red-and-white sea of revelers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square today to start off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)
A music band performs during the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) celebration that marks the kickoff at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2015. A red-and-white sea of revelers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square today to start off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
A man is tossed during the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) celebration that marks the kickoff at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2015. A red-and-white sea of revelers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square today to start off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
A music band performs during the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) celebration that marks the kickoff at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2015. A red-and-white sea of revelers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square today to start off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
Musicians gather to perform at the Pamplona city-hall square during the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) celebration that marks the kickoff at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2015. A red-and-white sea of revelers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square today to start off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)
Revellers celebrate the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) to mark the kickoff at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2015. A red-and-white sea of revelers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square today to start off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ CESAR MANSO (Photo credit should read CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images)
PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers enjoy the atmosphere during the opening day or 'Chupinazo' of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Revellers gather at Pamplona's city-hall square to celebrate the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) marking the kickoff at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2015. A red-and-white sea of revelers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square today to start off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ ANDER GILLENEA (Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images)
People on balconies witness the 'Chupinazo' (start rocket) celebration that marks the kickoff at noon sharp of the San Fermin Festival, in front of the Town Hall of Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 6, 2015. A red-and-white sea of revelers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square today to start off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival. AFP PHOTO/ MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
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