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It's about one-fourth as fast as Michael Johnson.
In other words, 550 feet per minute is 0.270 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 3.7040 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 2,038 feet per minute 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 six times as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.20 times 550 feet per minute.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 100 feet per minute. 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, 550 feet per minute is 0.1660 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 6.02 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 3,300 feet per minute 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, 550 feet per minute is 0.1390 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 7.190 times that amount.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 3,960 feet per minute. 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 550 feet per minute.
(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 4,000 feet per minute. 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 550 feet per minute.
(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 4,000 feet per minute. 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 550 feet per minute.
(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 6,000 feet per minute. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.