Team Chicago:

After a long saga, with the help of my Co-host and Co-producer Luis Perez of Vocalo FM, my work on the National Golden Gloves is finally complete. This is the inagural episode of a new boxing show devoted to the Chicago Boxing Community Chi-Box Radio on Vocalo 89.5 FM.

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Julen Madina Entrevista

Traductore intérprete para la entrevista: Enid Maldonado

En el último día de la fiesta de San Fermín del 2011, el legendario corredor
Americano Joe Distler me invito a un desayuno (un honor inmenso). Y quien entra
de repente sino Julen Madina, el Michael Jordan del encierro. Madina se retiró
justo antes de que empezara esta fiesta, después de 40 años de correr con los
toros. En su discurso de despedida Madina nos dijo que mientras San Fermín se
acercaba su corazón decía si pero su cabeza decía no. A continuación Julen nos
regala un escalofriante relato acerca del día en que fue casi corneado a muerte
por un toro del rancho Jandilla en el 2004. Después de esto Madina continúo
corriendo en el más alto nivel por otros seis años.

HILLMANN: ¿Qué significan para ti los toros?

MADINA: El toro para mí es un animal mitológico que significa la fuerza, el poderío. El
toro, estéticamente me gusta, me parece un animal muy bello. Después de todos estos años de poder disfrutar el toro en la calle, pues me tiene enamorado. Cuando lo vez, cuando intentas conducirlo, cuando le das en los cuartos traseros con la mano parece que le estas dando a una roca. Es un animal con una potencia brutal, un animal bellísimo.

HILLMANN: ¿Qué significa para ti el encierro?

MADINA: El encierro, pues, ser capaz de dominar o controlar la carrera de ese ser tan
brutal, tan poderoso, tan maravilloso. Y de alguna manera el te acepta a ti como el líder de la manada. Ser capaz de conducirlo y llegar a la plaza. Cuando has hecho esto, llegar con un toro en la espalda, pisar la arena, para mí es como si terminara la faena, es lo máximo.

Me siento en ese momento, no sé, un ser especial, por encima de todo, me siento
como si estuviera flotando en una nube.

HILLMANN: ¿Por eso es que te comprometiste a correr el encierro por
tanto tiempo?

MADINA: No fue compromiso, fue un enganche personal. Yo creo que soy adicto a la sensación, ha sido mi droga. Esa emoción, esos miedos, esos miedos impresionantes que he tenido antes de correr pero que he sido capaz de controlar. Las emociones que me ha dado el controlar el correr a lo largo del tiempo, pues son maravillosas.

Ahora realmente lo estoy pasando mal. Por eso quisiera, el año que viene, tener algún
tipo de enganche con el encierro, retransmitiendo a través de televisión, haciendo algún tipo de trabajo para alguna cadena televisiva o algo que me justificara estar en la calle con mis compañeros. Tener un cordón umbilical con el encierro para dar algo de lo que yo he recibido hasta ahora.

HILLMANN: ¿Como supiste que era tiempo de retirarte?

MADINA: Que te digo, bueno, mi cabeza cambio desde el nacimiento de mi niña. Yo sabía también que estaba al final de un ciclo. Tome esa decisión y bueno, lo he pasado muy mal. Intenté aislarme para no oír de los encierros, como si el tiempo se detuviera, como si viviera en una burbuja. Ha sido absolutamente imposible. Como mi hija era muy pequeña y sigue siendo muy pequeña, demanda mucho trabajo y mucha atención. De alguna manera me he enfocado a ella. Cuando oía o veía una imagen (del encierro) aunque fuera escaza, me hacia llorar. He llorado bastante. Después ya lo he ido aceptando como una realidad y me he volcado en mi hija y eso es lo que me ha hecho de alguna manera superar y terminar.

HILLMANN: ¿Cuál es el recuerdo o el momento más importante que tienes del encierro?

MADINA: No hombre, hay momentos puntuales, han sido momentos en los cuales he visto cosas que se salían de lo que es la normalidad. He visto cornadas con resultado
de muerte.  Yo he visto ya tres muertos delante mío.  Un toro me cogió en el 96 y me rompió cuatro costillas. Después en el 72 me llevo un toro colgando 50 metros y en el 2004 pues tuve lo peor, cinco cornadas ahí en el callejón. Esos han sido los momentos especiales, pero momentos de carrera he tenido muchos. Todos los días que yo entraba a la plaza con un toro. Cuando bajaba por telefónica con uno, dos, tres toros, entraba a la plaza y le daba esos toros al doblador. Para mi han sido momentos mágicos y de esos tengo muchísimos. Quizá uno de los más espectaculares fue con los Dolores Aguirre. Llame mucho la atención de la prensa porque entré con seis toros a la plaza, corrí casi cuatrocientos metros con ellos y cuando llegue a la plaza levante el dedo al cielo como diciendo “esto ya es lo máximo”.

HILLMANN: ¿Qué paso en el 2004?

MADINA: En el 2004 yo bajaba corriendo Jandillas como cualquier otro día. Me acuerdo
perfectamente de los previos. Iba bajando por telefónica y había muchísima gente. El encierro era muy sucio, la gente se caía, se cruzaban y no se veían bien los toros. Yo tenía los toros muy pegados a la espalda, muy cerquita. Trataba de controlar la carrera y al mismo tiempo miraba para abajo para ver el espacio. Vi como, por el lado izquierdo del callejón, se estaba formando un tapón muy grande, la gente estaba cayéndose y apilándose. Entonces decidí ir hacia la derecha de la pared del callejón para librar y no tener problemas. Entre ahí con un toro muy pegado a mi espalda. Lo que no se podía ver es que detrás de ese primer montón había otro. Choque directamente y caí. El toro lo llevaba bravo y en cuanto caí me envistió. Me cogió por el cinturón y me zarandeo. Trate de soltar mi cinturón pero no pude.

El me siguió jalando y después me soltó. Yo estaba encima de un grupo de gente caída y me mantenía sin moverme porque yo sabía que hay mucha gente que le grita al toro y que este puede levantar la cara y se va a ir; o es lo que yo esperaba. Pero el toro siguió corneando y corneando y así estuvo 22 segundos porque nadie consiguió llevárselo. Lo que recuerdo aparte de las cornadas era un sonido, zum, zum, como una cuchillada. El toro me cogió del glúteo y me levanto, me engancho en su cuerno. Ahí yo note un dolor importante. Me llamaban la atención los bufidos del toro, la energía con la que me atacaba. Escuchaba el ruido de los cascos y el olor a quemado de los cascos rascando contra el suelo. Estaba tumbado boca abajo y me mantenía quieto, muy quieto. Me dio una paliza terrible. Yo en ese momento me di cuenta que podía ver la calle porque el montón se estaba rompiendo. Y pensé, lo que no ha hecho el toro lo va a hacer la gente, va a venir una avalancha de gente y me van a masacrar, me van a machacar, me van a pisar.

Mearrastre y me metí debajo de la batera buscando refugio y espere a que llegaran las asistencias. Me estaba quedando dormido por la cantidad de sangre perdida. Me decía a mí mismo, respira despacio, por la nariz y por la boca, controla la respiración. Porque controlar la respiración hace que la sangre vaya brotando más lentamente. Con un ritmo cardiaco más acelerado la sangre va circulando más rápido y te desangras más rápido. Yo me decía, si algún día esto tenía que pasarte el mejor sitio es aquí en Pamplona, que es donde hay mejores médicos y mejores medios. Hay que estar tranquilo, respira y espera a la asistencia. Después oí voces, eran los paramédicos de la cruz roja. Me desgarraron la ropa y me hicieron un torniquete. Uno de ellos me metió un puño en la herida de la pierna izquierda para parar la hemorragia. Me llevaron hasta el patio de caballos y ahí a la enfermería de la plaza me operaron de urgencia.

HILLMANN:¿Que es lo que deseas para el futuro de los encierros?

MADINA: Primero que el encierro sobreviva. El encierro de Pamplona, que lo cuidemos,
que la gente corra de blanco para recuperar la estética y el respeto que se está perdiendo. El gran riesgo del encierro es que se puede morir de puro éxito.  Se ha hecho muy grande y su gran enemigo es lo popular que es.  Todo el mundo, sobre todo cuando vienen de partes muy lejanas, buscan algo mitológico, una especie de rito iniciático en donde demuestras tu valentía. Quizá todo eso forma parte de la historia del encierro, pero el encierro es mucho más. Con solo esos conocimientos no puedes participar apropiadamente. Hay quienes no saben que lo que te estás jugando es la vida o tener un percance muy grave, porque un toro te puede matar. Ahora que ya me he retirado, espero tal vez acercarme un poco al público que se interese para enseñarles o para ayudarlos a
correr. Para que esta gente pueda participar con más conocimiento, sabiendo que hay que hacer y en lo que se están metiendo.

Para más información de Julen Madina y su escuela para corredores visita http://www.julenmadina-sanfermin.com

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Julen Madina Complete Interview

Translator and interpreter for this interview: Enid Maldonado

On the final day of Fiesta 2011 legendary American runner Joe Distler invited me to the runner’s breakfast, (an immense honor). And who walks in but Julen Madina, the Michael Jordan of Bull Running. Madina’d retired just before the start of this year’s fiesta after 40 years of running with the bulls. In his retirement speech Madina said that as this year’s fiesta approached, his heart said yes but his head said no. In the following Julen gives a chilling account of the day he was nearly gored to death by a Jandilla bull in 2004. After that day Madina continued to run for six years at an elite level.

HILLMANN-What do the bulls mean to you?

MADINA: The bull for me is a mythical animal, its force, its power. I like the bull, it’s a very beautiful animal, and after all these years of being able to enjoy the bull in the street well…I’m in love with this animal.Whenyou see it, when you try to lead it, when you slap him in the back quarters it seems like you’re hitting a rock. It has an extraordinarily brutal force. It’s a gorgeous animal.

HILLMANN-What does the Encierro mean to you?

MADINA: The encierro… well… to be able to somehow dominate or control this ever powerful brutal animal, this wonderful being; when it somehow accepts you, like the leader of the herd and that you are able to lead it all the way to the arena. When you have done this with a bull at your back, to step on the sand, for me it’s as if the task is completed, it’s the maximum. I feel then like I don’t know… like a special being, more than the shepherd, I feel as if I were floating in a cloud.

HILLMANN-Is that why you committed yourself to the run for all these decades?

MADINA: It was not commitment, it was a personal enlistment. I crave it, I have been like an addict to the sensation; that emotion, those fears, those impressive fears I’ve had before running but which I have been able to control. The later emotions that running and controlling those fears gave me were great.

Thetime away has been difficult. Today I’d like to work either as a correspondent or a commentator on TV or something that can justify me being in the street with my comrades. To have an umbilical cord with the encierro, being able to give something for all which I have received.

HILLMANN-How did you know it was time to stop?

MADINA: What can I say, my head changed since the birth of my young daughter. I also knew that I was at the end of a cycle. I’ve had a very bad time. I have tried to isolate myself from the encierros as if the time stopped, as if I lived in a bubble. It has been absolutely impossible but also my daughter was very small and continues to be very small. She demands a lot of work and attention. Every time I heard or saw an image (of the run) brief as it was, it made me cry.  I’ve cried a lot. I’ve focused on my daughter and that is what has somehow helped me move on and help me to find closure.

HILLMANN-What’s your most potent memory of the encierro?

MADINA: Man… There are many moments; there have been moments where I have seen things that stepped out of normality. I have seen fatal gorings.  I have witnessed 3 deaths. I got gored in 96 and I broke four ribs, in 72 a bull got me and dragged me 50 meters and in 2004 well, I had that very bad one, I got gored five times in the tunnel.

Important moments as a runner I have had many, every time that I entered the arena with a bull, every time that I lead a bull, two bulls, three bulls down Telefonica and into the arena and then I give them to the Dobladores (men in charge of caping the bulls into the corrals). Those for me have been magical moments. Perhaps one of the most spectacular was with the Dolores Aguirre ranch, I was all over the news because I ran in front of six bulls for almost four hundred meters. When I entered the arena I pointed my finger to the sky like saying ‘this is the maximum’.

HILLMANN-What happened in ‘04?

MADINA: In 2004 I was running with the Jandillas, like any other day. I remember very clearly everything that happened.  I was coming down on Telefonica and there were lots of people, the encierro was very dirty, people falling over, crossing in front of me, I couldn’t see the bulls. I had the bull at my back very close. I was trying to stay under control, I had to keep looking down and measuring the space. I saw that by the left side of the tunnel, a very great cork was forming, people falling over and piling up, I decided to go towards the right side of the tunnel to avoid the problems. I entered that side with a bull very close to my back.

What I could not see is that behind that first pile there was a second pile. I fell over directly on top and the bull was very bravo(aggressive) so as soon as I fell it gored me. It lifted me from my belt and began to shake me vigorously. I tried to grab my belt buckle to loosen my belt but I could not loosen it, so the bull continued hauling me then he dropped me. I landed on top of a group of people and I lay very still, without moving because I knew that there where lot of people who were going to shout so the bull would raise its face and go away or that is what I hoped. But the bull stayed with me and he kept on goring me. It lasted twenty-two seconds and nobody was able to take the bull away. Aside from the goring’s; I remember hearing this noise a zzzz zzzz like stabbing sound.

The bull then took to me from my butt-cheek and lifted me and kept me on his horn, then he dropped me and I noticed a severe pain. The other thing that called my attention was the bellows of the bull, how it snorted, the energy with it was attacking me and I could hear the noise that the hooves made in the ground and the burned scent of the hooves scratching against the ground. I was laying face down and I stayed quiet, quiet, quiet.  He gave me a terrible beating. I remained in the ground totally crushed and I remember that then I thought, I can see the street so the pile was being broken and I thought, what the bull didn’t do now the people will. There is an avalanche of people coming and they are going to massacre me, they are going to crush me and step on me.

So, I dragged myself and I got underneath the wall (an opening low in the tunnel) looking for a refuge, hoping that the help would arrived soon.  I remember that I was falling sleep because of all the blood loss. I was talking to myself a lot, I would say ‘breathe slowly, breathe through the nose and your mouth, control the breathing, because if you breath slowly the blood flows slowly,  with an accelerated heart rate the blood circulates faster and you will bleed to death faster, calm down, breath slowly’. I thought if someday this had to happen this is the best place, here in Pamplona, they have the best doctors and best resources. They’ll help you, now wait and be calm. That is when I heard voices and I saw the Red Cross guys. They tore my clothes and made a tunicate. One of them put his fist in my wound, the one in the left leg to stop the hemorrhage and they carried me to the horse’s patio, and they performed surgery at the nurse’s station right inside the arena.

HILLMANN-What are your hopes for the future of the encierro?

MADINA: First, that encierro’s in general survive. And for the encierro at Pamplona, that people take care of it, that they run dressed in white to recover the aesthetic and that they recover the respect that it has been losing. The great risk is that the encierro dies by success. The encierro has gotten very big and that precisely is its great enemy, that it is a very popular thing.

Now people come from very distant parts like the US, looking for something mythological, a rite of passage or a place to show how brave they are. And that can be part of the history of the encierro but the encierro is much more, way more and with only that idea, it is not possible to participate in the right way. They don’t know that they are playing with their lives or risking suffering serious injury because a bull, well, a bull can kill to you.

Now that I’ll no longer run, my hope is that perhaps a group of people would come and I can teach them or help them so they can participate safely, with knowledge of what they are going to do and what are they getting into.

For more information on Julen Madina and his school for runners go to http://www.julenmadina-sanfermin.com/

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Mexican-American War!!!

There’re two schools of thought when bringing up a young prospect. One is, keep thier record clean using career-opponents until they’ve at least got ten wins. The other is to throw them in the deep-end and see what happens.

Adrian Granados has spent most of his early career in deep waters. Adrian went down to Mexico City to turn professional. He was in Juan Manuel Marquez’s camp in the lead up to his first show down with Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz. Adrian was supposed to mimic Diaz’s
style. Granados was entered in a highly competitive tournament for prospects; he was defeated in a split decision. When Marquez came back victorious over Diaz, Marquez told Granados when he was fighting Diaz, he felt like he was in there with Granados. Marquez also told Granados that one day Granados’d have more belts that him. Since then Granados has defeated two undefeated fighters. He also out-boxed current USBO welterweight titlist Lanardo Tyner though the bout ended in a disputed draw. Some would see Adrian as having a marred record, a prospect on his way to nowhere. I’d counter this with the example of Chicago’s Carlos Molina. Molina was a 9 and 1, when he took on the most heralded prospect of the generation Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Molina pushed Chavez to a draw. He went on to lose three straight to undefeated prospects. Some would say he was finished but now look at him. Molina just defeated former world titlist Kermit Cintron. He is ranked number six in the world and on the verge of a title shot and has yet to earned his 20th win.

Frankie Gomez (10 and 0 with 8 KO’s) has had a different path as a prospect. After Gomez won the silver medal in the 2009 World Amateur Championships he was signed by Golden Boy Promotions. A company which has come under recent criticism; officials have been acting pretty strange when Golden Boy-backed fighters enter the ring. Most notably the Abner Mares debacle, Mares threw about 72 low blows in a championship bout without having a single point deducted. Mares even score a knockdown after landing a gargantuan uppercut to his opponent’s testicles.

Gomez had only fought career-opponents but after that tenth win Golden Boy decided to test their young fighter in a televised main event in Chicago against Granados.

About twenty minutes before the bout Golden Boy brought a pair of used Grant gloves into Granados’s dressing room. Chicago promoter 8Count had already supplied a pair of brand-new sealed Everlast gloves. Golden Boy yielded a letter of intent signed by Solo Boxeo (the TV company contracted to the fight). They threatened to cancel the bout if team Granados did not agree. (Quick note here), once a pair of gloves have been used, the padding becomes soaked in sweat, it also slowly compacts and migrates from the knuckles causing a much harder blow to be delivered, much closer to bare-knuckles. The other thing is once the gloves have been used they are more pliable. It’s an old trick for a trainer to glove up a fighter early then secretly massage the padding away from the knuckles. Who in the dressing room would complain?  Frankie Gomez is a puncher and now the fight would take place with illegal puncher’s gloves.

Granados got to work instantly, he used lateral movement and busy combinations to glide through the first round.

Gomez was surprisingly wide with his punching early on leaving a path for Granados to capitalize.

In the second Gomez dug in and began to score with hooks.

Granados momentarily squared his feet; Gomez leapt in with a snappy straight right that floored Granados at the end of round two.

In the 3rd Granados showed he wasn’t hurt by the shot and launched an attack.

Though Gomez also had his moments and likely won the round.

In round 4 Granados again out worked Gomez using effective aggression combined with lateral movement and busy hands.

The 5th saw Granados effectively countering Gomez’s wide left hook with sharp straight right.

Granados seemed in command through the middle rounds.

Though in the 6th Pit Bull surged as Granados spent a little too much time on the ropes.

Headed into 7th the Tecate Scorecards had Gomez up by one point.

That’s when the bout lifted out of a common close-match and became something special. Two primed prospects letting it all hang loose going for glory.

Gomez appeared winded though he found a way to land this big uppercut.

Granados was unshaken and came back with a clean combination.

This Gomez over hand right had the crown on it’s feet.

The crowd near Granados’s corner began to chant “Adrian… Adrian… Adrian…” this chants then blossomed to encircle the ring, the entire Pavilion roared.

At the final bell the crowd gave both fighters a standing ovation.

Adrian saluted the crowd with his longtime co-trianer Rico Gonzalez looking on.

The score cards gave a majority decision to Frankie Gomez to uproarious booing in the Pavilion. The Tecate commentator even struggled to understand the scoring, especially of one judge Robert Hecko who scored it 78-73. Many have called for Hecko’s resignation. This is far from the first time he’s been blindly or biasely scored a fight.

Even so the crowd found reason to cheer afterward as the highlights were played on a jumbotron screen in the Pavilion.

At first Adrian was solemn watching the highlights, but later he saw something he liked up there on the screen, and so did the rest of us.

Those Golden Boy scorecards were another sad-mark on a terrific fight, but they could not even come close to touching the courageous performance of one of Chicago’s rising stars, Adrian Granados.

To watch the bout follow this link:

http://sosoboxing.com/boxing-video-watch-online/frankie-gomez-vs-adrian-granados/

Take out a pen and paper and decide for yourself.

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Blood and Glory

For several years now Bobby Hitz Promotions has been throwing boxing events at Hammond Indiana’s Horse Shoe Casino. The ring is raised in the center of their easy access, intimate theatre, dubbed The Venue.  ESPN 2’s Friday Night Fights was lured by a stellar card which featured home town progeny former WBC World Lightweight
Champion David Diaz (36-3-1) verse the highly touted NABF reigning Lightweight Champion Hank Lundy (20-1-1).

Diaz stepped into to the ranks of Chicago boxing royalty when he
defeated hall of famer, Erik Morales by unanimous decision in 2007. Diaz has been an over-achiever his entire career, with his all-action, volume-punching, pressure-cooking—crowd-pleasing style. That; matched with his unusual upwelling of courage are the materials heroes are made of.

Lundy seemed to be the opposite, bloated with raw-boxing-talent,
Lundy was on track to a title shot when in he ran into John Molina last year. Ahead on the score cards deep into the fight the brash Lundy dropped his hands at his waist and began to bob, weave, and taunt his opponent. Lundy got caught, floored and three rounds later Molina stopped him along the ropes.

Diaz was looking for resurgence in his career at the age of 35 while Lundy hoped to reshape his persona amongst boxing fans.

In the first both fighters unleashed combinations from the initial bell. Lundy seemed to get best of the exchanges, with the crisper straighter punches.

In the second Diaz surged in and ripped body shots that definitively
won him the round.

In the third Lundy kept Diaz at bay as he scored cleanly with both
hands at times switching from his southpaw stance to a traditional while never missing a beat.

Lundy continued his composed boxing, at times dropping his guard
and throttling combinations through Diaz’s defenses. Then Lundy got a little sloppy. He ripped a left upper-cut from long distance. Diaz simultaneously unleashed a right hook that impacted Lundy’s temple.

Lundy’s legs stiffened as Diaz clubbed him against the ropes.

Discombobulated from the initial blow Lundy tottered off the ropes,
crossed the ring, did a pirouette and collapsed to the canvas as Diaz pursued venting his frustrations with a visceral roar.

The momentum-shift was abrupt and dynamic; the hometown crowd swirled into pandemonium in the packed Horseshoe Casino. Propelled by their cheers Diaz leapt on Lundy looking to end it.

Lundy managed to evade a few blows though his legs betrayed him as
he reeled across the ring.

Diaz pursued and as Lundy hit the far ropes Diaz bombarded him
again.

Diaz went for broke as the Nation looked on.

Lundy chose to make a stand along the ropes and began to do more
than just survive—ripping a few clean shots.

Though Diaz’s relentless furry ambled on.  A bloody trench-war ensued and I was sure somewhere above, Diaz’s late friend the fallen-fighter Francisco Rodriguez was looking down with a grin, or maybe floating somewhere amidst the whirling-thunder of the audience.

In the midst of his onslaught Diaz was cut deeply above the eye. His legendary cut-man and trainer Jim Strickland went to work at the
break though with the deep-incision, a stoppage looked imminent.

Diaz rose from the stool with desperation streaming from his brow.

Lundy coyly used Diaz’s urgency to pot-shot him with clean, straight,
blows.

The cut deepen through the middle of the round. The ring physician
was called in to check the wound. “He’s got a great cut-man,” I urged
the doctor as he stepped up to the apron. After the inspection Diaz was allowed continue.

Incited by the near stoppage Diaz poured it on, letting it all hang loose, hoping for another mistake by Lundy; though Lundy evaded most of the attack.

By the end of the fifth Diaz’s hopes descended down his cheek and
streaked across his belly in dark-red-ribbons.

Strickland and team Diaz did all they could in the corner. Yet when Diaz rose from the stool his desperate-aggression finally opened enough of a gap for Lundy.

Lundy speared a straight left cross that struck Diaz’s jaw, ripped through and deadened the former champion.

Diaz collapsed to the canvas and referee Gerald Scott mercifully waved it off.

Lundy uncharacteristically came to Diaz’s side in a show of genuine-concern.

In the aftermath Lundy has been reborn. Humbled once by Molina,
now re-humbled in tasting the canvas with Diaz; Lundy immerged a rugged, ring-savvy pro; a fighter who’s gotten off the canvas to stop a former World Champion.

Diaz’s hopes for another world title shot have been halted, though his mountainous-will has not. He feels he has two years left, and he’s shown that he has at least that. I just don’t know if it’s worth the trouble, worth the cost, only he does.

David Diaz has once again thrilled Chicago and the Nation and he does not seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon. Stay tuned.

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New Blog Post on Outside Magazine.com!

 

Check out my top ten list of ways to survive The Running of the Bulls. Jim Hollander supplied the Photos.

http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/europe/spain/How-to-Survive-the-Running-of-the-Bulls.html

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Top Ten way’s to survive the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona

Just caught a big break and got made Outside Magazine.com Please take a look. Photo’s by legendary photographer Jim Hollander…

http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/europe/spain/How-to-Survive-the-Running-of-the-Bulls.html

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