It's about four-fifths as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 872 fathoms is 0.83444980 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1.1983940 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 1,045 fathoms. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about four-fifths as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 872 fathoms is 0.7927270 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1.261470 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 1,100 fathoms. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about seven-tenths as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 872 fathoms is 0.7110 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 1.4060 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 1,226 fathoms in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about two-thirds as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 872 fathoms is 0.66060610 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 1.5137610 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 1,320 fathoms. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 41.333330 fathoms
It's about two-thirds as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 872 fathoms is 0.64330 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 1.5540 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 1,356 fathoms in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 50 fathoms and 66.50 fathoms) in the world, having a height of 53.04 fathoms.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, 872 fathoms is 1.630 times the height of Angel Falls, and the height of Angel Falls is 0.6130 times that amount.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 535 fathoms. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-and-two-thirds times as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, the height of Tugela Falls is 0.5950 times 872 fathoms.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 518 fathoms in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.