By Steve Large

VACAVILLE (CBS13) — A Vacaville man is recovering after getting run down running with the bulls at the Alameda County Fairgrounds over the weekend.

Justin Triplett wanted to run with the bulls in the worst way, and he did—he got trampled.

Video shows him knocked unconscious, his body motionless as bulls ran over and around him.

Now he’s dulling the hurt with a dose of humility.

“It could have been so much worse,” he said.

His Great Bull Run left him not looking so great.

But how did those moments go before impact?

“I took my phone out to start recording, recording backwards as I was running away, and the next thing I remember is that the crowd that was behind me is dispersed, and Ii looked back and realized the bull was 10, five yards away from me,” he said.

His camera captured the impact that sent Triplett to the ground head first.

“I pretty much stopped the rest of my body with my face,” he said.

When he woke up in the hospital, his friend took a picture of him, with his pride showing through the pain.

“It was all my fault for not getting out of the way,” he said.

The bull got the better of him. Now he has the story of a lifetime with video proof.

“Every time I look at it, I just find more things that could have gone horribly wrong, and I’m glad I’m still here with you guys,” he said.

Now he’s taking off from work to recover. But in three weeks he’ll onto his next adventure in a Tough Mudder competition featuring barbed wire, electrified wires and ice cold water.

He’ll be fine.


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