It's about twenty times as fast as Usain Bolt.
In other words, 474 knots is 23.70 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.0422 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 20.10 knots 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 thirty times as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 474 knots is 26.02 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 0.03843 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 18.220 knots. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about thirty times as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 474 knots is 32.180 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.03108 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 14.730 knots. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about forty times as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 0.028 times 474 knots.(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 13 knots. 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 90 times as fast as a Crocodile.
It's about 150 times as fast as Michael Phelps.
In other words, 474 knots is 125.530 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.0079662 times that amount.(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)
Setting a world record, Michael Phelps swam the 200 m freestyle in 1:42.96 for an average speed of 3.77590 knots. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations.
It's about 200 times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
In other words, 474 knots is 190 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.0053 times that amount.(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 2.50 knots. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 2.70 knots