It's about one-fifth as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.164394 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 6.08295 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 5,280 paces in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about six-and-a-half times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.159 times 868 paces.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 138 paces (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 138 paces, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about seven times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, 868 paces is 6.9 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 0.14 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 130 paces. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about seven times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 868 paces is 7.113 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.1406 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 122 paces including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.1354 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 7.386 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 6,409 paces. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.1352 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 7.396 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 6,420 paces at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 868 paces is 0.1172 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 8.532 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 7,404 paces at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 4,987 paces.