How fast is 393 inches per hour?
It's about one-twenty-fifth as fast as a Sloth
The speed of a Sloth is about 9,500 inches per hour.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as fast as an Iceberg
The speed of an Iceberg is about 70,000 inches per hour.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
It's about one-five-hundredth as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
The speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is about 180,000 inches per hour.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
It's about one-seven-hundredth as fast as Michael Phelps
The speed of Michael Phelps is about 275,310 inches per hour.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)
It's about one-one-thousandth as fast as a Crocodile
The speed of a Crocodile is about 380,000 inches per hour.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as a Bull
The speed of a Bull is about 950,000 inches per hour.
(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 940,000 inches per hour. 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 one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as Noah Ngeny
The speed of Noah Ngeny is about 1,074,000 inches per hour.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
It's about one-three-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as Flo-Jo
The speed of Flo-Jo is about 1,328,000 inches per hour.
(at the Seoul Olympics, 1998) (a.k.a. Florence Griffith-Joyner, a.k.a. Florence Delorez Griffith) (swimmer; 1959-1998)
It's about one-three-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as Usain Bolt
The speed of Usain Bolt is about 1,460,000 inches per hour.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
It's about one-three-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as Michael Johnson
The speed of Michael Johnson is about 1,467,000 inches per hour.
(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 1,467,000 inches per hour 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-six-thousandth as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 2,380,000 inches per hour.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
It's about one-seven-thousandth as fast as a Greyhound
The speed of a Greyhound is about 2,850,000 inches per hour.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
It's about one-ten-thousandth as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 3,000,000 inches per hour.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
It's about one-ten-thousandth as fast as a Hare
The speed of a Hare is about 3,000,000 inches per hour.
(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 3,000,000 inches per hour. 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 one-ten-thousandth as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 4,300,000 inches per hour.
(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 4,300,000 inches per hour. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.