For eight straight days each July, bulls are run through the old city of Pamplona, Spain, in one of the most popular 26 of the San Fermin Festival, the “running of the bulls.” In a two-to-three-minute dash, bulls are driven 27 the local bullfighting arena. But the bulls do not run 28 : young men join them and charge 29 with them down the narrow Pamplona streets. During the 825-meter run, runners try to 30 themselves from being gored or trampled by the bulls, while spectators stay safely 31 behind fences. Before long the danger is 32 —for the runners at least—when the bulls are herded into the bullring. Later the bulls are killed by toreadors in 33 popular spectacle: the bullfight. I
In 1926, Ernest Hemingway glorified the San Fermin Festival in his novel The Sun Also Rises. Many foreigners, 34 then, have made July pilgrimages to Pamplona—to run with the bulls. For these adventurers, 35 with dangerous beasts is the most thrilling part of Spain’s most famous festival.
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