By the end of the chase on Tuesday, Rompesuelos was speared and lifeless, but no winner was declared.
It is not enough to simply kill the bull. The contest has strict rules. A person is only declared a winner if he, alone, kills the bull within a designated area, the town's vega.
This year, three men teamed up to slaughter the animal outside the tournament's authorized zone. Although Rompesuelos was successfully killed, none of the three men were named winners.
At the end of the day, when the game is to chase and brutally kill a defenseless animal and its success is defined by death, is there ever truly a winner?