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2 gored in second-to-last bull run of Spain's San Fermin festival


People run in front of fire bull in one old street of city, at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, Spain, Sunday, July 12, 2015. Revelers from around the world arrive to Pamplona every year to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) (The Associated Press)

The Spanish Red Cross says at least two people were gored in the penultimate running of the bulls of Pamplona's San Fermin festival.

Spokesman Alfonso Contin said one person was gored in the abdomen and another in the leg. There were no details regarding their identities.

The nine-day fiesta, held annually to honor the northern city's patron saint, dates back to the late 16th century. It became world-famous after Ernest Hemingway featured it in his 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises" and attracts thousands of tourists.

The daily run see thousands of people racing six fighting bulls along a narrow 930-yard (850-meter) course from a holding pen to the city's bullring. Monday's dash lasted 2 minutes, 12 seconds.