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How fast is 6,993 meters per hour?

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It's about as fast as Michael Phelps.
(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 seven-tenths as fast as a Crocodile.
In other words, 6,993 meters per hour is 0.72 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 1.4 times that amount.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
In other words, the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.67 times 6,993 meters per hour.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
It's about three-tenths as fast as a Bull.
In other words, 6,993 meters per hour is 0.29 times the speed of a Bull, and the speed of a Bull is 3.4 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-fourth as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 6,993 meters per hour is 0.2563 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 3.902 times that amount.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
It's about four times as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.3 times 6,993 meters per hour.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
It's about one-fifth as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 6,993 meters per hour is 0.2073 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 4.824 times that amount.
(at the Seoul Olympics, 1998) (a.k.a. Florence Griffith-Joyner, a.k.a. Florence Delorez Griffith) (swimmer; 1959-1998)