Encierro de San Fermín, Running of the bulls. Pamplona, Navarra

Did you know… Running of the bulls!!

Running of the bulls… one of the most famous parties and events in the world. In 8 days, we will be able to enjoy them again, but… do you know some interesting data about them??

For example, the fencing. It surges for the first time in 1776 to delineate the trail closure and constitutes the most important safety barrier. It is made ​​of pinewood and consists of 1,800 tablones, 40 gates, 590 maderos, 200 empalizadas, 2,400 falcas and 2,000 screws. Each year by the reponen 20 tablones failures.

The running of the bulls… in numbers.

Longitude: 848.6 meters. Santo Domingo, Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Merchants, Estafeta and Plaza de Toros.

Duration: 3 m 55 s

Bull speed: 24 km / h

The longest running of the bulls: 30 minutes (11 de julio de 1959). A Miura bull stayed behind and a dog was necessary to call to the bull and so, lead him to the bull ring.

The most tragic running of the bulls: 10 de julio de 1947, “Semillero” (Urquijo) and 13 de julio de 1980 ‘Antioquío’ (Guardiola), respectively, killed two runners each.

Number of runners: 2,000 a normal day, and around 3,500 a weekend day.

Most dangerous ganadería: Guardiola Fantoni. A died in 1969 and two in 1980.

Number of injuries each year: Between 200 and 300. Only 3% of gravity.

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