How long is 12 furlongs?
It's about as long as The Belmont Stakes
The length of The Belmont Stakes is about 12 furlongs.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 12 furlongs. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 0.37575760 furlongs
It's about as long as Steel Dragon 2000
The length of Steel Dragon 2000 is about 12.320 furlongs.
(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 12.320 furlongs in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 0.45450 furlongs and 0.60450 furlongs) in the world, having a height of 0.48220 furlongs.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
The length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is about 11.150 furlongs.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 11.150 furlongs in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as The Kentucky Derby
The length of The Kentucky Derby is about 10 furlongs.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 10 furlongs. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about four-fifths as long as The National Mall
The length of The National Mall is about 10 furlongs.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 10 furlongs. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as long as The Preakness Stakes
The length of The Preakness Stakes is about 9.50 furlongs.
(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 9.5 furlongs. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about three-fifths as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame
The length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is about 19 furlongs.
(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 19 furlongs. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about three-fifths as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is about 20 furlongs.
(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 20 furlongs. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.
It's about three-fifths as long as Daytona International Speedway
The length of Daytona International Speedway is about 20 furlongs.
(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 20 furlongs in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about half as tall as a Puncak Jaya
The height of a Puncak Jaya is about 24.280 furlongs.
(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 24.280 furlongs. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about half as tall as a Vinson Massif
The height of a Vinson Massif is about 24.320 furlongs.
(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 24.320 furlongs at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about two-fifths as tall as Mount Elbrus
The height of Mount Elbrus is about 28.05 furlongs.
(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 28.05 furlongs at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 18.890 furlongs.
It's about two-fifths as tall as a Kilimanjaro
The height of a Kilimanjaro is about 29.28290 furlongs.
(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 29.28290 furlongs at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about two-fifths as tall as Mount Logan
The height of Mount Logan is about 29.620 furlongs.
(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 29.630 furlongs. The high altitude and northern latitude of the mountain resulted in one-time temperature of -77.5 °C — the lowest temperature ever recorded outside of Antarctica.
It's about two-and-a-half times as tall as Angel Falls
The height of Angel Falls is about 4.870 furlongs.
(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 4.870 furlongs. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.