It's about eight times as fast as a Cheetah.
It's about eight times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball).
In other words, 474 knots is 8.10 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.120 times that amount.(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 59 knots. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about ten times as fast as a Gazelle.
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 0.10 times 474 knots.(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 40 knots. 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 ten times as fast as a Hare.
In other words, the speed of a Hare is 0.10 times 474 knots.(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 40 knots. 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 twelve times as fast as a Greyhound.
In other words, 474 knots is 12.10 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.0826 times that amount.(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 39.10 knots. 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 fourteen-and-a-half times as fast as Secretariat.
In other words, the speed of Secretariat is 0.069 times 474 knots.(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 32.60 knots in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about twenty times as fast as Michael Johnson.
In other words, 474 knots is 23.560 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.04244 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 20.120 knots 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.