The fourth and fastest running of the bulls for Sanfermines was held with bulls from La Palmosilla who ran a clean and fast race to the bullring. It has been a popular trend again this year. The bulls showed great dignity, not letting the lads down, which has resulted in beautiful races.
The herd advanced together until, in the second section Estafeta, a horned male has slipped and entered the square slightly later than his brothers. The race was completed in 2 minutes, 29 seconds despite this.
The race began on time. After the sound of the rocket announcing that the bulls would be running at 8 o'clock in morning, the bulls had hardly stayed in corrals. The race's first section was won by the halters, who have made it difficult for young men to display their skills in front of the antlers of the bravos.
The herd was compact up to the Town Hall section. The anti-slip they have been using on the ground for many editions seems to have worked. Today, none of the horned horses have fallen. So the Estafeta has been lined up at a frenetic pace. A halter has slipped in front a groom. This has created more gaps for runners.
As Estafeta street progresses, more gaps are opened and the herd is closer to the Telefonica stretch. However, it has not been in danger due to its exceptional nobility.
The bullring has five bulls who have reached the bullpens without delay. However, there was a sixth bull that was delayed and could have caused the clock to stop earlier. It hasn't been that way. He was able to access the pigsties quickly and confinement time dropped from two minutes to one.
The first section of the injured includes 4 transfers to University Hospital of Navarra. They were all caused by contusions. One was due to head and maxillofacial injuries, one due to neck and extremity trauma, and another was due to Estafeta. Two more were from Telefonica. There have been no injuries reported from flagpoles following the fast La Palmosilla bull race.