# How fast is 932 centimeters per second?

It's about as fast as Flo-Jo
The speed of Flo-Jo is about 937.20 centimeters per second.
(at the Seoul Olympics, 1998) (a.k.a. Florence Griffith-Joyner, a.k.a. Florence Delorez Griffith) (swimmer; 1959-1998)
Setting a world record in 1988, Flo-Jo ran a 200 m in 0:21.34 for an average speed of 937.20 centimeters per second. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as Usain Bolt
The speed of Usain Bolt is about 1,030 centimeters per second.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
Setting a world record, Usain Bolt ran a 100 m in 0:09.69 for an average speed of 1,030 centimeters per second at the 2008 Olympics. Furthermore, Bolt's margin of record breaking — 0.03 s — is the largest margin of victory in the history of digital measurements.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as Michael Johnson
The speed of Michael Johnson is about 1,035 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. Michael Duane Johnson) (sprinter; 1967-) (at the Atlanta Olympics, 1996)
Setting a record that stood for 12 years, Michael Johnson ran a 200 m in 0:19.32 for an average speed of 1,035 centimeters per second at the 1996 Olympics. Johnson was nicknamed "the Man with the Golden shoes" in recognition of the custom footwear worn during these races — a pair of Nikes with a left size of 10.5 and a right size of 11.
It's about one-and-one-fourth times as fast as Noah Ngeny
The speed of Noah Ngeny is about 757.80 centimeters per second.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
Setting a world record at the Rieti Grand Prix in 1999, Noah Ngeny ran 1,000 m in 2:11.96 for an average speed of 757.80 centimeters per second. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as fast as a Bull
The speed of a Bull is about 670 centimeters per second.
(for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)
The herd of the annual Encierro in Pamplona, Spain runs at an average speed of 670 centimeters per second. The Encierro is run annually from July 7th through July 14th and involves 42 bulls, 77 oxen, and an estimated 17,000 runners over the course of the event.
It's about three-fifths as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 1,680 centimeters per second.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
Setting a record finish, Secretariat ran the Belmont Stakes — a 12 furlong race length — in 2:24, for an average speed of 1,680 centimeters per second in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about half as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 2,000 centimeters per second.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 2,000 centimeters per second. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi).
It's about half as fast as a Hare
The speed of a Hare is about 2,000 centimeters per second.
(for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)
The European Hare can run at speeds of up to 2,000 centimeters per second. While speed is a factor in their escapes, hares evade their chief predators — wolves, foxes, and golden eagles — by fleeing in a zigzag pattern.
It's about half as fast as a Greyhound
The speed of a Greyhound is about 2,010 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 2,010 centimeters per second. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds.
It's about three-tenths as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 3,000 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 3,100 centimeters per second. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about three-tenths as fast as a Cheetah
The speed of a Cheetah is about 3,069 centimeters per second.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 3,069 centimeters per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about three-and-a-half times as fast as a Crocodile
The speed of a Crocodile is about 270 centimeters per second.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 280 centimeters per second. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 560 centimeters per second.
It's about three-tenths as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 3,310 centimeters per second.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 3,310 centimeters per second. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 8,610 centimeters per second.
It's about one-fourth as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 3,400 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 3,300 centimeters per second. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about one-fourth as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 4,100 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 4,200 centimeters per second. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.

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