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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)
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)
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)
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)
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-)