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17,000 feet per hour is about one-fifth as fast as Noah Ngeny
In other words, it's 0.18990 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 5.2660 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 89,500 feet per hour. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
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