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How fast is 10,000 meters per hour?

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It's about as fast as a Crocodile.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 10,000 meters per hour. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 20,000 meters per hour.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as fast as Michael Phelps.
In other words, 10,000 meters per hour is 1.43 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.6993 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 6,993 meters per hour. 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 two times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
In other words, 10,000 meters per hour is 2.1 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.48 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 4,700 meters per hour. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 5,100 meters per hour
It's about two-fifths as fast as a Bull.
In other words, 10,000 meters per hour is 0.41 times the speed of a Bull, and the speed of a Bull is 2.4 times that amount.
(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 24,000 meters per hour. 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 one-third as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 10,000 meters per hour is 0.3666 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 2.728 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 27,280 meters per hour. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about three-tenths as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 10,000 meters per hour is 0.2964 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 3.374 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 33,740 meters per hour. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about one-fourth as fast as Usain Bolt.
In other words, 10,000 meters per hour is 0.27 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 3.7 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 37,200 meters per hour 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.