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Cancelled Bull Run

Torrential rain sparked flash floods in Navarra this past July, as the Cidacos River breached its banks, inundating the region with more than four meters of water in less than 6 hours. The deadly floodwaters affected multiple towns in northern Spain, including La Rioja, Olite, Aragon, Castille, Valencia, and Pamplona – home of the San Fermin Festival. Canceled bull run caused by heavy flooding The heavy downpour prompted officials to cancel the Tuesday morning bull run – an iconic part of the annual festivities in Pamplona. According to government reports, Navarra was overwhelmed with four times as much rain as had been originally forecast. Many of the region’s secondary roads were closed due to the water damage, and railways near…

NFL Player Josh Norman at the Running of the Bulls

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman pursued one of his most thrilling bucket list items this summer. The NFL player ventured to Pamplona, Spain, for the 2019 Running of the Bulls, an iconic feature of the San Fermin Festival. The 31-year-old Norman is a veteran globetrotter, using his off-season months to explore sights across the world. According to previous interviews, the NFL player uses his worldly travels and amazing experiences abroad to shape his knowledge. Josh Norman Bull Run As if running with six massive bulls wasn’t dangerous enough for Norman, he decided to up the ante by literally leaping over the beasts in the bullring. The cornerback channeled all his energy to jump not once – but twice – over…

Runner’s Recap with Dennis Clancey July 11th

Veteran bull runner Dennis Clancey recaps highlights from the Pamplona Bull Run July 11. During the 8-day festival, as many as 3,000 people participate in the morning encierros, and today’s event was packed with hundreds of excited partakers ready for the run of their lives. The July 11 bull run is the fourth encierro of the season, pitting runners against the Jandilla bulls from Merida. The Jandilla ranch is known for producing strong, aggressive bulls that have been responsible for numerous gorings in Pamplona over the years. Pamplona Bull Run July 11th – Zero Gorings Pamplonese and seasoned bull runners were worried about the Jandilla bulls acting unpredictably, as they have in past encierros. This particular stock has gored more…

Runner’s Recap with Dennis Clancey July 10th

Check out a recap of Encierro Day 4 with your Running of the Bulls.com host, Dennis Clancey. Today’s bull run features prized toros from the Garcigrande ranch hailing from Domingo Hernández de Alaraz, Salamanca. In this video recap, you can see just how dangerous and unpredictable the Pamplona bull runs can be, especially when a bull breaks away from the herd. These half-ton animals can strike out from the herd at any given moment, creating a wake of destruction.   Pamplona Bull Run July 10th recap Within the first portion of the run, you see a lone bull clearing out a dozen runners on Calle Santo Domingo as he tosses his head, pushing people against the walls and underfoot. Even…

Runner’s Recap with Dennis Clancy July 8

Dennis Clancey, a veteran bull runner and director of the acclaimed documentary, Chasing Red, recaps the July 8th bull run in Pamplona. This was the second run of the 2014 season, which turned out to be a fairly clean undertaking, with no serious injuries or gorings. This beloved San Fermin tradition lures over a million spectators every July, who descend upon Pamplona for 8 action-packed days. Los toros bravos are the main attraction. These are Spanish fighting bulls that hail from some of the most esteemed ranches, where pure bloodlines mean everything.    Runner’s Recap: Pamplona Bull Run July 8th The July 8th Pamplona bull run was relatively fast and lasted a grand total of 2 minutes and 20 seconds.…

Runner’s Recap with Dennis Clancey July 7th

Expert bull runner Dennis Clancey recaps the events of the Pamplona Bull Run July 7th, which turned out to be a fast, clean run save for one goring. For years, Clancey has been an avid fan of the San Fermin Festival’s most iconic tradition: the daily running of the bulls, locally known as los encierros. Pamplona Bull Run July 7th Recap with Dennis Clancey Clancey provides some insight into the history of the Pamplona bull runs, which started hundreds of years ago, and are now ingrained into the culture. The adrenaline-fueled sprint through the streets, according to Clancey, was not initiated as an exercise in bravado but was done for practical purposes. Letting the bulls run was the fastest and…

Floor-Level Balconies Offer Unparalleled Bull Run Views

The excitement and fear are palpable. You can literally feel the wave of energy as runners and bulls thunder past, a tangle of red-and-white clad bodies and furiously sweating bovine. The ground is quaking beneath the massive weight. And you are close enough to see the wide eyes, the furtive backward glances, and the quick escapes. You have a floor-level balcony spot for the Running of the Bulls – Pamplona’s most famous and celebrated tradition. As the Spanish fighting bulls charge down the street, the runners clamber to stay in front of the riotous herd, diving under fences and make-shift barricades at the very last second. Many gorings and serious injuries take place at San Fermin’s main event, and you are…

July 9, 2019 Running of the Bulls Video Stream

Check out the video below for streaming video of the Pamplona bull run from July 9, 2019 during the 2019 San Fermin Festival Please be patient after you click Play - video buffering can take 30 seconds or more. Tercer encierro de San Fermín 2019: Rápido pese a algunos trompicones Source: RTVE.es Did you miss your chance to run in or watch the bull run this year? Its never too early to plan your trip to the San Fermin Festival. Don't forget to get your Pamplona balcony reservation or bullfight tickets for the 2020 Running of the Bulls Get a quote for your trip to the San Fermin Festival 2020 Want to see more Bull Runs? Check out every day's…

July 8, 2019 Running of the Bulls Bull Run Video Stream

Look below for the most recent bull run stream from July 8 2019 during the 2019 San Fermin Festival below - Please be patient after you click Play - video buffering can take 30 seconds or more. Segundo encierro: limpio y veloz de los Cebada Gago Source: RTVE.es Did you miss your chance to run in or watch the bull run this year? Its never too early to plan your trip to the San Fermin Festival. Don't forget to get your Pamplona balcony reservation or bullfight tickets for the 2020 Running of the Bulls Get a quote for your trip to the San Fermin Festival 2020 Want to see more Bull Runs? Check out every day's runs from the 2019…

July 14, 2019 Running of the Bulls Video Stream

Watch streaming video of the Pamplona bull run stream from July 14th 2019 during the 2019 San Fermin Festival Please be patient - buffering can take up to 30 seconds after you click Play Emocionante octavo y último encierro de Sanfermines 2019, con toros de Miura Source: RTVE.es Did you miss your chance to run in or watch the bull run this year? Its never too early to plan your trip to the San Fermin Festival. Don't forget to get your Pamplona balcony reservation or bullfight tickets for the 2020 Running of the Bulls Get a quote for your trip to the San Fermin Festival 2020 Want to see more Bull Runs? Check out every day’s runs from the 2019 Pamplona…
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