It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Angel Falls
In other words, 0.0017 kilometers is 0.00174 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 575 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 0.9790 kilometers. 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.
It's about 1,000 times as wide as a Strand of Spaghetti
In other words, the width of a Strand of Spaghetti is 0.001 times 0.0017 kilometers.(average; restaurant and supermarket applications) (based on FMA Omcan Italian Made TR50 Counter Top Pasta Machine Extruder 13317)
An average strand of restaurant-grade spaghetti measures 0.00000170 kilometers in thickness. In 2010, a California Buca di Beppo set a world record by preparing a 13,780-lb bowl of spaghetti, served in a swimming pool.
It's about one-one-thousandth as long as The Preakness Stakes
In other words, 0.0017 kilometers is 0.0008895419 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1,124.1740 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 1.9110960 kilometers. 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 one-one-thousandth as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 0.0017 kilometers is 0.000845065 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1,183.340 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 2.01168 kilometers. 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 one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 0.0017 kilometers is 0.0007579 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1,319 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 2.2430 kilometers 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 1,500 times as long as a Grain of Sand
In other words, 0.0017 kilometers is 1,360 times the length of a Grain of Sand, and the length of a Grain of Sand is 0.000735 times that amount.(medium grain)
Composed mainly of quartz, mica, feldspar, or magnetite, a grain of sand measures an average of 0.000001250 kilometers. In 2007, a team of seven in Myrtle Beach created the world's tallest sandcastle, which measured 0.0151 kilometers in height.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The Belmont Stakes
In other words, 0.0017 kilometers is 0.0007042207 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 1,420.009 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 2.4140160 kilometers. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 0.0755904 kilometers