Miuras Forever! Last Encierro of Sanfermines 2015
The famous Miura bulls, in only two minutes and five seconds, ran the last and fastest encierro of Sanfermines 2015. The Miuras have been present in Pamplona over three different centuries. This morning the first medical report indicates that five runners were taken to hospital, and another was treated for a slight horn wound in the thorax, in the infirmary of the ring
The Miuras are a mythical breed and for their enormous weight are also popular in Pamplona. In this morning’s run from Sevilla, the herd remained undivided with only one bull behind in the slope of Santo Domingo. He quickly rejoined his brothers in the Town Hall stretch with no danger for the people who surrounded him.
On the way up Estafeta street, two bulls took the lead, and in the Telefónica stretch everyone held his breath expecting the worst. One of the bulls leaned towards the left where a group of participants had gathered. Losing interest before harm was done, he continued on.
In the last stretch leading to the ring, panic and danger took over with the falls of several runners. Everyone knows the terrible deaths that can occur in a pile-up of runners when the bulls choose to jump over them or gore their way through.
To sum up, one could say that the Miura bulls never really try to gore anyone in the encierro. They only tried today to overcome obstacles in their paths and reach their destiny.