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How fast is 27,280 meters per hour?

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It's about as fast as Noah Ngeny.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 0.91 times 27,280 meters per hour.
(for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)
It's about four-fifths as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 27,280 meters per hour is 0.8086 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 1.237 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 three-fourths as fast as Usain Bolt.
In other words, 27,280 meters per hour is 0.736 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 1.36 times that amount.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
It's about three-fourths as fast as Michael Johnson.
In other words, 27,280 meters per hour is 0.7322 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 1.366 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Michael Duane Johnson) (sprinter; 1967-) (at the Atlanta Olympics, 1996)
It's about half as fast as Secretariat.
In other words, 27,280 meters per hour is 0.451 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 2.22 times that amount.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
It's about two-fifths as fast as a Gazelle.
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 3 times 27,280 meters per hour.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 80,000 meters per hour. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi).