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2nd day of bull run festival kicks off in Spain

July 8, 2018
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A reveller escapes over a barrier as others run next to fighting bulls from the Jose Escolar ranch during the second day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The second running of the bulls at this year’s San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona kicked off under heavy rain, with both bulls and runners slipping throughout the race.

Two people were injured and taken to the Navarra hospital after being trampled during the race, according to hospital doctor Tomas Belzunegui.

He added that two of the four people injured in the bull run a day before had undergone surgery and were doing well.

The animals in Sunday’s race were reluctant to exit their pen and begin the 850-meter (930 yard) race that leads to Pamplona’s bullring. They completed the course in two minutes and 45 seconds.

The nine-day fiesta was immortalized by American novelist Ernest Hemingway and draws huge crowds every year.

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