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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-)
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)
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)
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-)
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)
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-)