Jets' head coach Ryan runs with the bulls at Pamplona, Spain

July 9, 2013 at 2:50 PM

PAMPLONA, Spain, July 9 (UPI) -- Slimmed-down New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan joined several thousand daredevils as he ran with the bulls at the festival in Pamplona, Spain.

The annual event, made famous in Ernest Hemingway's writings, involves a herd of bulls, used for bullfighting, charging up a 900-yard street to the bullfighting arena. Participants dressed in traditional white costumes run ahead, and look for a way out of their path in a process which typically takes about four minutes.

Ryan, 50, recently underwent gastric-band surgery, and looked good while running with the bulls, said participant Matt Stevenson of Austin, Texas.

"Yes, the Jets coach. Lost a bunch of weight and was with his son. So weird," Stevenson in a Twitter comment.

Before the running, Ryan was in a jovial mood, in a shirt with a cartoon bull and the phrase "Bad Toro," as he posed for pictures with friends and Jets fans, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

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