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It's about one-twenty-fifth as long as The Kentucky Derby
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.0375758 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 26.61290 times that amount.
(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 330 ropes. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about one-thirtieth as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster)
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.0337 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 29.670 times that amount.
(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 367.90 ropes in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-thirtieth as long as The Belmont Stakes
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.03131313 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 31.935490 times that amount.
(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 396 ropes. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 12.40 ropes
It's about one-thirty-fifth as long as Steel Dragon 2000
In other words, 12.40 ropes is 0.03049 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 32.80 times that amount.
(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 406.70 ropes in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 15 ropes and 19.950 ropes) in the world, having a height of 15.910 ropes.
It's about thirty times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial)
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.03 times 12.40 ropes.
(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 0.380 ropes. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.

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It's about one-thirty-fifth as long as The National Mall
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 30 times 12.40 ropes.
(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 500 ropes. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about thirty times as tall as André the Giant
In other words, the height of André the Giant is 0.029 times 12.40 ropes.
(Andr( Ren( Ruossimoff) (1946-1993) (wrestler and actor; WWE kayfabe height)
Andr& the Giant, who had a pituitary syndrome called acromegaly, was 0.360 ropes tall. Prior to 1973, Roussimoff was billed as having a height of 0.340 ropes and his true height is the subject of some dispute.