Great Bull Run makes its way to the US

2013-08-03 18:25
The San Fermin Festival bull run in Pamplona, northern Spain. (Ander Gillenea, AFP)

The San Fermin Festival bull run in Pamplona, northern Spain. (Ander Gillenea, AFP)

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Atlanta - Organisers of a new event planned for several US cities plan to unleash bulls that will sprint down a track alongside daredevils who will try to avoid being trampled.

The Great Bull Run is inspired by the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Injuries are common at bull runs, but organizers of the US events say theirs will be different, with several safety features. They plan to put fencing up and hold events at venues such as auto racing tracks and horse parks.

The first event is set for 24 August at a drag-racing strip south of Richmond, Virginia. Another is set for 19 October at an Atlanta-area horse park used in the 1996 Olympics. More events are planned later for Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

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