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Pamplona – first days blur…

As expected, my capacity to run bulls, drink, eat, drink more, dance, watch the bullfight, drink even more and then dance once again while keeping a blog going is utterly useless. Anyway, here is a brief post about the wonders … Continue reading

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Pamplona: The Book

As I set off today for Pamplona, by way of the Côte d’Azur – arriving in capital of the Kingdom of Navarre on July 5th (see post here for how to get there and where to stay) – I have … Continue reading

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British Bobby Floors Fighting Bull

I know I ran this story last year, but I just read it again, and it pays revisiting. When I arrived in Pamplona in 2011, my first port of call for accomodation and advice – even though I had been … Continue reading

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‘My First Pamplona Bull-Run’ from The Independent

This originally appeared in The Independent on Sunday last year, on the 50th anniversary of the death of Ernest Hemingway, and the 320th anniversary of the Pamplona bull-run (in its modern form). It is extracted from the Sports Book Of … Continue reading

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Alexander Fiske-Harrison will be talking on bullfighting at the University of Seville on April 19th

Sports Book Of The Year shortlisted author Alexander Fiske-Harrison will be talking in Spanish on what he learned from his two years in the land of the bulls. The provisional title is: “Britain and the Sand: Bullfighting seen from far … Continue reading

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Juan José Padilla returns to the ring.

The Spanish matador Juan José Padilla, who forms so many chapters of my book Into The Arena, and whose horrific goring was flashed around the world in terrifying images (which I reported on here), returned to the ring with only … Continue reading

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Has Father Christmas overlooked you?

For all those who have been left unfulfilled with the books they have been given for Christmas, I am happy to say that Amazon UK has finally restocked with my book Into The Arena (click here), at a fraction above … Continue reading

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Bull-Running: Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

(If this video cannot be seen in your region, you can able see the longer version here, or the dramatic closing seconds of it here.) Although I am something a beginner when it comes to running on the streets of … Continue reading

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The Great Pamplona Bullrunner, Joe Distler, reviews ‘Into The Arena: The World Of The Spanish Bullfight’

Joe Distler, known as the “Iron Man” of Pamplona, has run every Pamplona bull-run for 44 years and been the subject of countless articles and documentaries. He is without doubt, question or challenge the greatest American runner of the bulls. … Continue reading

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Filming Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez in Ronda

These are some photos of our filming in Ronda for our documentary. Since they are from my iPhone and my (Mephisto Productions’) Production Assistant’s Blackberry, they are not of the usual quality. The director and I pick up our English cameraman … Continue reading

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