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 It's about three-fifths as fast as a Curveball (baseball) In other words, 121,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.59 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 1.7 times that amount. (a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 200,000 furlongs per fortnight. 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-and-nine-tenths times as fast as Michael Johnson In other words, 121,000 furlongs per fortnight is 1.944 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.5144 times that amount. (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 62,250 furlongs per fortnight 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 twice as fast as Usain Bolt In other words, 121,000 furlongs per fortnight is 1.95 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.513 times that amount. (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 62,100 furlongs per fortnight 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 half as fast as a Fastball (baseball) In other words, 121,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.49 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 2 times that amount. (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 250,000 furlongs per fortnight. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball. It's about two times as fast as Flo-Jo In other words, 121,000 furlongs per fortnight is 2.147 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 0.4658 times that amount. (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 56,350 furlongs per fortnight. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987. It's about two-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) In other words, 121,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.38 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 2.6 times that amount. (Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 320,000 furlongs per fortnight. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds. It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as Noah Ngeny In other words, 121,000 furlongs per fortnight is 2.656 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.3765 times that amount. (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 45,560 furlongs per fortnight. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.