"I will keep running for another chance to lead a Spanish fighting bull up the street. When that happens, I become one with the fiercest, most majestic animal on Earth. And in those moments, I am at peace."
After being gored in the thigh, Hillmann was hospitalized. He underwent surgery to remove pieces of horn and clothing from his leg.
In his new essay, he recounts the goring:
The book "Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona," was meant as a how-to-guide for bullrunners, particularly novice English speakers. Edited by Alexander Fiske-Harrison, it also includes contributions from the mayor of Pamplona, Spanish bullrunners, and John Hemingway, a grandson of Ernest Hemingway, who helped popularize bullfighting internationally.
"Our goal was to give back to the fiesta we love so much by teaching newcomers how to run safer," Hillman writes in the Washington Post.