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How fast is 389 kilometers per hour?

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It's about six-and-a-half times as fast as Secretariat.
In other words, 389 kilometers per hour is 6.430 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 0.1560 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 60.4 kph 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 Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, 389 kilometers per hour is 0.1180 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 8.470 times that amount.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 3,294 kph. As the NATO rifle cartridge, it is used by the military forces of more than thirty-one countries, including use in the M16 series, M4 Carbine, HK-416, and M249 Squad automatic weapons used by the United States armed forces.
It's about ten-and-a-half times as fast as Michael Johnson.
In other words, 389 kilometers per hour is 10.440 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.09579 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 37.27 kph 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 ten-and-a-half times as fast as Usain Bolt.
In other words, the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.0952 times 389 kilometers per hour.
(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 37.2 kph 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 eleven-and-a-half times as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 389 kilometers per hour is 11.530 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 0.08673 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 33.74 kph. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 389 kilometers per hour is 14.260 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.07013 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 27.28 kph. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about sixteen times as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 0.063 times 389 kilometers per hour.
(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 24 kph. 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.