Author Of Book On How To Survive Running Of The Bulls Gored By Bull
Bill Hillmann, a Chicago man well-known in the sport of bull running and co-author of the book â€˜How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplonaâ€™, has himself been gored by a bull in Pamplona.
Sanfermin.com, a website which covers the festival, reports that Hillman was injured on Wednesday during the especially dangerous â€˜Telefonicaâ€™ stretch of the run. The American apparently tripped and fell face-up, allowing him to watch as the full weight of irony and bull-horn descended upon him.
Thousands flock to the Spanish city of Pamplona each year to enjoy in the revelry and test their mettle in the time-honored ritual of the bull run. As in previous years, several people have been wounded during the 2014 edition.
While Hillman appears to have pressed his luck a little too far this year, itâ€™s worth noting that he did live up to his bookâ€™s promise to survive the event. The Associated Press states the author had to undergo surgery but is reportedly â€œdoing well.â€
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