# How fast is 120 kilometers per hour?

It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 119 kilometers per hour.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
It's about as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 120 kilometers per hour.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Cheetah
The speed of a Cheetah is about 110.50 kilometers per hour.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 110 kilometers per hour.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 150 kilometers per hour.
(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)
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 190 kilometers per hour.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
It's about one-and-two-thirds times as fast as a Greyhound
The speed of a Greyhound is about 72.40 kilometers per hour.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
It's about twice as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 60.50 kilometers per hour.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
It's about two times as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 70 kilometers per hour.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
It's about two times as fast as a Hare
The speed of a Hare is about 70 kilometers per hour.
(for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)