Bull Gores Author of Bull-Running Book

Two men were gored early Wednesday during Spain’s annual Pamplona bull run. One of the men, a 32-year-old American from Chicago, was gored in the thigh. That man, Bill Hillmann, is the author of How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona. Another was gored in the chest and taken to the hospital semi-conscious. The weeklong festival has a daily bull run with red-scarved participants running through the town chased by bulls beginning at 8 a.m. for about 5 minutes. All of those injured in the festival this week were men, as women rarely take part. The festival was made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises. The last time a person was killed was in 2009, when a 27-year-old man was gored in the neck.