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How fast is 1.3 meters per second?

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It's about as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
It's about two-thirds as fast as Michael Phelps.
In other words, 1.3 meters per second is 0.66924 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 1.4942 times that amount.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)
It's about half as fast as a Crocodile.
In other words, 1.3 meters per second is 0.48 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 2.1 times that amount.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
It's about three times as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.3 times 1.3 meters per second.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Bull.
In other words, 1.3 meters per second is 0.19 times the speed of a Bull, and the speed of a Bull is 5.3 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 6.7 meters per second. 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-fifth as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 1.3 meters per second is 0.1715 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 5.831 times that amount.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
It's about one-tenth as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 1.3 meters per second is 0.1387 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 7.21 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 9.372 meters per second. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.