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How fast is 100,000 furlongs per fortnight?
It's about as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 101,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
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It's about four-fifths as fast as a Greyhound
The speed of a Greyhound is about 121,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
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It's about four-fifths as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 100,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
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It's about four-fifths as fast as a Hare
The speed of a Hare is about 100,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)
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It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as Michael Johnson
The speed of Michael Johnson is about 62,230 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. Michael Duane Johnson) (sprinter; 1967-) (at the Atlanta Olympics, 1996)
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It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as Usain Bolt
The speed of Usain Bolt is about 61,900 furlongs per fortnight.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
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It's about one-and-four-fifths times as fast as Flo-Jo
The speed of Flo-Jo is about 56,350 furlongs per fortnight.
(at the Seoul Olympics, 1998) (a.k.a. Florence Griffith-Joyner, a.k.a. Florence Delorez Griffith) (swimmer; 1959-1998)
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It's about half as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 180,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
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It's about half as fast as a Cheetah
The speed of a Cheetah is about 184,500 furlongs per fortnight.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
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It's about half as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 199,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
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It's about half as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 200,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
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It's about two times as fast as Noah Ngeny
The speed of Noah Ngeny is about 45,570 furlongs per fortnight.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
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It's about two-fifths as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 250,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(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)
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It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as a Bull
The speed of a Bull is about 40,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)
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It's about three-tenths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 320,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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