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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).
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 1.30 m/s. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 1.41 m/s
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)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 2.8 meters per second. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 5.6 meters per second.
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)
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)