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How fast is 1,000 meters per minute?
It's about as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 1,010 meters per minute.
(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 1,210 meters per minute.
(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 1,000 meters per minute.
(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 1,000 meters per minute.
(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 621 meters per minute.
(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 618 meters per minute.
(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 562.30 meters per minute.
(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 three-fifths as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 1,800 meters per minute.
(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 1,841 meters per minute.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
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It's about half as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 1,990 meters per minute.
(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 2,000 meters per minute.
(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 454.70 meters per minute.
(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 2,500 meters per minute.
(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 400 meters per minute.
(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 3,200 meters per minute.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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