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The first of eight bull runs is set to begin at 8 a.m. (6 a.m. GMT) in Pamplona when thousands of thrill-seekers will aspire to run alongside six fearsome bulls down a narrow 875 meters course through the city’s streets.

Late in the afternoon the bulls will face matadors and be killed in the ring.

Dozens of people are injured each year in the runs. Most get hurt after tripping and falling in the rush, but some are gored and trampled by the large, muscle-laden beasts.

The fighting bulls used in the centuries-old fiesta can weigh up to at 1,380 pounds (625 kilograms) and have killed 15 people since record-keeping began in 1924.