2 gored at Pamplona's 3rd running of bulls

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Revelers run on the Estafeta corner as a fighting bull from Miura ranch go on the way during the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas, in Pamplona northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A Red Cross spokesman says at least two people have been gored as thousands of daredevil runners charged ahead of six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona in the third running of the bulls of the annual San Fermin festival.

Jose Aldaba said the two people were gored by a bull that broke free from the pack just before entering the city's bullring. The two were not believed to be seriously injured.

Several other people were treated for cuts and bruises sustained in the adrenaline-fueled dash along the 849-meter (928-yard) course Monday. The run lasted just over three minutes.

The morning runs are the highlight of the festival, which became world famous with the publication of Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises."