The Running of the Bulls in Figures
Time: 8 am
Dates: From 7th to the 14th of July
Route: 848.6 metres. Santo Domingo, Plaza Consistorial, Mercaderes, Estafeta and the Bullring.
Average duration: 3 minutes and 55 seconds
Speed of bulls: 24 km/h
The longest Bull Run: 30 minutes (11th of July 1959). A Miura bull dropped behind the herd and it was necessary to use a dog to bite it in order to lead it into the corral.
The most tragic Bull Run: 10th of July 1947 and 13th of July 1980. ‘Semillero’ (Urquijo) and ‘Antioquío’ (Guardiola) killed two runners apiece.
Number of runners: 2,000 on weekdays and almost 3,500 at weekends.
Most dangerous breed: Guardiola Fantoni. These bulls claimed one life in 1969 and two in 1980.
Number of injured a year: Between 200 and 300. Only 3% seriously.
Lives lost: 14
Last person gored to death: Matthew Peter Tasio (22 years of age, Illinois, USA) was gored to death on the 13th of July 1995 in the Plaza Consistorial by “Castellano”, a bull belonging to the Torrestrella ranch.