A 45-year-old Irishman was gored by an angry bull during the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain on Thursday morning.

The Irishman, who has not yet been named, took part in the traditional 850-metre run through the streets of Pamplona.

The bull-run, which takes under four minutes with six bulls, race through the streets of the Basque town every morning at 8 am for a week to celebrate the San Fermin Festival.

The bulls are later killed in a bullfight.

The man was one of two people gored and several others were taken to hospital with various injuries.

Spanish newspapers are reporting that the Irishman was gored in his left leg and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The other five injured people included three Spanish men, an Israeli and a US national.

This isn't the first time an Irishman has been gored.

Last year, Alan Chambers nearly died after he received extensive bruising to his head and back when he was pinned down by a bull in the same event.

The fiesta was made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s novel "The Sun Also Rises" and now attracts hundreds of runners from around the world, often drinking all night before the early morning run.

Hundreds of Irish attend the festival each year.

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