It's about as long as The Navy Pier.
(a.k.a. Municipal Pier #2) (Chicago, Illinois)
The Navy Pier is 200 rods in total length. Originally named Municipal Pier #2, the pier was renamed Navy Pier in 1927 in honor of Naval personnel stationed there during World War I.
It's about as tall as The Three Sisters Falls.
(a.k.a. Cataratas las Tres Hermanas) (Ayacucho, Peru)
The Three Sisters Falls rise to 200 rods in height. The falls are called Three Sisters after the three large tiers over which the falls flow.
It's about one-and-one-third times as tall as Angel Falls.
In other words, the height of Angel Falls is 0.741 times 262.73 rods.(a.k.a. Parakupa-vena, a.k.a. Kerepakupai mer&) (Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Venezuela) (total height)
Angel Falls has a total height 195 rods. Jimmie Angel, the first person to publicize their existence outside Venezuela and the namesake of the falls, damaged his monoplane atop the falls and was forced to abandon it; it remained there until it was removed 33 years later.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as Tugela Falls.
In other words, 262.73 rods is 1.39 times the height of Tugela Falls, and the height of Tugela Falls is 0.719 times that amount.(Royal Natal National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)
Tugela Falls rises to 188 rods in height. The falls are the highest in Africa and the second highest in the world.
It's about seven-tenths as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 262.73 rods is 0.6913947 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 1.446352 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 380 rods. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as Olo'upena Falls.
In other words, 262.73 rods is 1.468 times the height of Olo'upena Falls, and the height of Olo'upena Falls is 0.6812 times that amount.(a.k.a. Oloupena Falls) (Molokai, Hawaii)
Olo'upena Falls rise to 179 rods in height. The isolated falls are the tallest in the United States and the fourth tallest in the world.
It's about two-thirds as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 262.73 rods is 0.656825 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 1.52248 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 400 rods. 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