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0.004709 miles per second is about half as fast as Secretariat
In other words, it's 0.451 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 2.22 times that amount.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
Setting a record finish, Secretariat ran the Belmont Stakes — a 12 furlong race length — in 2:24, for an average speed of 0.0104 miles per second in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
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