American Teen, Spaniard Injured in Running of the Bulls With AM-Running of the Bulls
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) _ An American teen-ager and a Spaniard were injured Monday during the running of the bulls, bringing to 32 the number of people hurt during this year’s San Fermin festival.
The nine-day festival, made famous in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel ″The Sun Also Rises,″ is a perennial favorite with tourists, and many come to Pamplona to test their mettle by running with the bulls as they head to the bull ring. The event ends Tuesday.
Tinna Petursson, 19, of Maryland, suffered an ankle injury during Monday’s 825-yard run, which lasted two minutes and 45 seconds. She was treated and released at Virgen del Camino Hospital. The hospital did not know her hometown.
Marcos Ibanez Ibarrola, 32, of Pamplona, was treated at Hospital de Navarra for bruises after he was rammed by a bull, the state news agency EFE said.