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It's about one-third as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 272.50 centimeters per second is 0.35960 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 2.7810 times that amount.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
Setting a world record at the Rieti Grand Prix in 1999, Noah Ngeny ran 1,000 m in 2:11.96 for an average speed of 757.80 centimeters per second. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about three-tenths as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 272.50 centimeters per second is 0.29080 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 3.4390 times that amount.
(at the Seoul Olympics, 1998) (a.k.a. Florence Griffith-Joyner, a.k.a. Florence Delorez Griffith) (swimmer; 1959-1998)
Setting a world record in 1988, Flo-Jo ran a 200 m in 0:21.34 for an average speed of 937.20 centimeters per second. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about one-fourth as fast as Usain Bolt.
In other words, 272.50 centimeters per second is 0.2650 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 3.770 times that amount.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
Setting a world record, Usain Bolt ran a 100 m in 0:09.69 for an average speed of 1,030 centimeters per second at the 2008 Olympics. Furthermore, Bolt's margin of record breaking — 0.03 s — is the largest margin of victory in the history of digital measurements.
It's about one-fourth as fast as Michael Johnson.
In other words, 272.50 centimeters per second is 0.26330 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 3.7980 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Michael Duane Johnson) (sprinter; 1967-) (at the Atlanta Olympics, 1996)
Setting a record that stood for 12 years, Michael Johnson ran a 200 m in 0:19.32 for an average speed of 1,035 centimeters per second at the 1996 Olympics. Johnson was nicknamed "the Man with the Golden shoes" in recognition of the custom footwear worn during these races — a pair of Nikes with a left size of 10.5 and a right size of 11.
It's about one-fifth as fast as Secretariat.
In other words, 272.50 centimeters per second is 0.1620 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 6.170 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 1,680 centimeters per second in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Greyhound.
In other words, 272.50 centimeters per second is 0.1360 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 7.350 times that amount.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 2,010 centimeters per second. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Gazelle.
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 10 times 272.50 centimeters per second.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 2,000 centimeters per second. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi).