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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 five times as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.20 times 272.50 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 50 centimeters per second. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons.
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).
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Hare.
In other words, the speed of a Hare is 10 times 272.50 centimeters per second.
(for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)
The European Hare can run at speeds of up to 2,000 centimeters per second. While speed is a factor in their escapes, hares evade their chief predators — wolves, foxes, and golden eagles — by fleeing in a zigzag pattern.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball).
In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 11 times 272.50 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 3,100 centimeters per second. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.