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How fast is 20,000 meters per hour?

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 It's about four-fifths as fast as a Bull. In other words, 20,000 meters per hour is 0.83 times the speed of a Bull, and the speed of a Bull is 1.2 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 three-fourths as fast as Noah Ngeny. In other words, 20,000 meters per hour is 0.7331 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 1.364 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-fifths as fast as Flo-Jo. In other words, 20,000 meters per hour is 0.5928 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 1.687 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 half as fast as Usain Bolt. In other words, 20,000 meters per hour is 0.539 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 1.86 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. It's about half as fast as Michael Johnson. In other words, 20,000 meters per hour is 0.5368 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 1.863 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 37,270 meters per hour 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 two times as fast as a Crocodile. In other words, 20,000 meters per hour is 2.1 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 0.48 times that amount. (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 three times as fast as Michael Phelps. In other words, 20,000 meters per hour is 2.86 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.34965 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.