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It's about as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, the speed of Noah Ngeny is 1.02 times 742.8 centimeters per second.
(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 757.8 centimeters per second. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 0.91 times 742.8 centimeters per second.
(for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)
The herd of the annual Encierro in Pamplona, Spain runs at an average speed of 670 centimeters per second. The Encierro is run annually from July 7th through July 14th and involves 42 bulls, 77 oxen, and an estimated 17,000 runners over the course of the event.
It's about four-fifths as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 742.8 centimeters per second is 0.7926 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 1.262 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 937.2 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 seven-tenths as fast as Usain Bolt.
In other words, 742.8 centimeters per second is 0.721 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 1.39 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 seven-tenths as fast as Michael Johnson.
In other words, 742.8 centimeters per second is 0.7177 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 1.393 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 two-fifths as fast as Secretariat.
In other words, 742.8 centimeters per second is 0.442 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 2.26 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 two-fifths as fast as a Gazelle.
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 3 times 742.8 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).