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 It's about three-and-a-half times as fast as Noah Ngeny In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 3.7310 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.2680 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 45,560 furlongs per fortnight. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record. It's about one-fourth as fast as a Peregrine Falcon In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.2620 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 3.820 times that amount. (a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 650,000 furlongs per fortnight when diving. Falcons are sometimes sent to scare smaller birds away from airports to improve air traffic safety and were used in World War II to intercept carrier pigeons used by enemy forces. It's about four times as fast as a Bull In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 4.20 times the speed of a Bull, and the speed of a Bull is 0.240 times that amount. (for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)The herd of the annual Encierro in Pamplona, Spain runs at an average speed of 40,000 furlongs per fortnight. The Encierro is run annually from July 7th through July 14th and involves 42 bulls, 77 oxen, and an estimated 17,000 runners over the course of the event. It's about ten times as fast as a Crocodile In other words, the speed of a Crocodile is 0.10 times 170,000 furlongs per fortnight. (American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 17,000 furlongs per fortnight. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 33,000 furlongs per fortnight. It's about one-tenth as fast as The Speed of Sound In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.0824 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 12.10 times that amount. (in dry air at 20°C)The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 2,060,000 furlongs per fortnight. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 9,000,000 furlongs per fortnight to 9,380,000 furlongs per fortnight in water, depending on its salinity. It's about one-fifteenth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun) In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 13.60 times 170,000 furlongs per fortnight. (for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)A 0.40 caliber Smith & Wesson bullet has a muzzle a velocity of 2,300,000 furlongs per fortnight. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990. It's about fourteen-and-a-half times as fast as Michael Phelps In other words, 170,000 furlongs per fortnight is 14.5550 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.068705 times that amount. (at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)Setting a world record, Michael Phelps swam the 200 m freestyle in 1:42.96 for an average speed of 11,680 furlongs per fortnight. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations.