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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 Post goes to Ronda…

The Pamplona Post will be spending the weekend in Ronda at the Feria de Pedro Romero with the great-grandson of its founder, the matador Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez. His ancestor, the matador Cayetano Ordóñez, arranged the first fair – and its … Continue reading

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Juan José Padilla, Maestro de Pamplona, Matador de Miura

In an exchange of messages with the equally brave and enigmatic American bullrunner known only as El Bomber (and whose eyes no living man has seen), he sent me the following photo of him with maestro Juan José Padilla from … Continue reading

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Running on the horns of the bull

I just found a photo which when cropped down I discovered the exact moment I was truly bullrunning, in the mozo-sense, on the horns of the bull, rather than posing alongside, after the horns have passed. I remember the adrenaline-spike, … Continue reading

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Into The Arena

… is both the name of my book – available on Amazon here – and what I did yesterday. Here are some photos of my dancing with the young bulls they let in after the run (which I also ran). … Continue reading

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First day of running with the bulls, Pampona 2011

As you can see the first day from Pamplona was anarchy with the beautiful bulls of Don Álvaro Domecq from his ranch – known to toreros as the Cathedral of the Bullfight – ‘Los Alburejos’ (whom I have met before … Continue reading

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