Remembering Daniel Jimeno
Three years ago on Tuesday, July 10, Daniel Jimeno from Madrid lost his life in the encierro – the last person to die so far running with the bulls in Sanfermines.
He was gored by one of the Jandilla bulls named “Capuchino” in the Telefónica stretch. Every year his father returns to where his son was killed to place flowers on the side of the barricades.
This year, the homage was made together with the Mayor of Pamplona, Enrique Maya. Both men walked to the number 66 board of the barricades, and Juan Antonio Jimeno again left his son flowers and a San Fermín scarf with the names of the 15 people who have also lost their lives in this emotional, and dangerous act of the fiesta.
Juan Antonio Jimeno commented, “This is hard. It´s not only for my son, but for all those who have died in the encierro. There isn´t anything else in Pamplona to remember them by.”