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How fast is 170,000 furlongs per fortnight?

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It's about seven-tenths as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.690 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 1.40 times that amount.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 250,000 furlongs per fortnight. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about one-and-two-thirds times as fast as Secretariat
In other words, the speed of Secretariat is 0.5950 times 170,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
Setting a record finish, Secretariat ran the Belmont Stakes — a 12 furlong race length — in 2:24, for an average speed of 101,000 furlongs per fortnight in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about half as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.530 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 1.90 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 320,000 furlongs per fortnight. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.
It's about half as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.51209760 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 1.9527530 times that amount.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 295,680 furlongs per fortnight and 368,256 furlongs per fortnight. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
It's about two-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.390 times the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst), and the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 2.60 times that amount.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 430,000 furlongs per fortnight. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as Michael Johnson
In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 2.7320 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.3660 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Michael Duane Johnson) (sprinter; 1967-) (at the Atlanta Olympics, 1996)
Setting a record that stood for 12 years, Michael Johnson ran a 200 m in 0:19.32 for an average speed of 62,250 furlongs per fortnight at the 1996 Olympics. Johnson was nicknamed "the Man with the Golden shoes" in recognition of the custom footwear worn during these races — a pair of Nikes with a left size of 10.5 and a right size of 11.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as Usain Bolt
In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 2.740 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.3650 times that amount.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
Setting a world record, Usain Bolt ran a 100 m in 0:09.69 for an average speed of 62,100 furlongs per fortnight at the 2008 Olympics. Furthermore, Bolt's margin of record breaking — 0.03 s — is the largest margin of victory in the history of digital measurements.