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It's about one-and-one-fourth times as fast as Noah Ngeny
In other words, 56,350 furlongs per fortnight is 1.2370 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.80840 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 as fast as Flo-Jo
(at the Seoul Olympics, 1998) (a.k.a. Florence Griffith-Joyner, a.k.a. Florence Delorez Griffith) (swimmer; 1959-1998)
Setting a world record in 1988, Flo-Jo ran a 200 m in 0:21.34 for an average speed of 56,350 furlongs per fortnight. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as Usain Bolt
In other words, 56,350 furlongs per fortnight is 0.910 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 1.10 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.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as Michael Johnson
In other words, 56,350 furlongs per fortnight is 0.90550 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 1.1040 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 three-fifths as fast as Secretariat
In other words, 56,350 furlongs per fortnight is 0.5580 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 1.790 times that amount.
(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 Gazelle
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 2 times 56,350 furlongs per fortnight.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 100,000 furlongs per fortnight. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi).
It's about half as fast as a Hare
In other words, the speed of a Hare is 2 times 56,350 furlongs per fortnight.
(for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)
The European Hare can run at speeds of up to 100,000 furlongs per fortnight. While speed is a factor in their escapes, hares evade their chief predators — wolves, foxes, and golden eagles — by fleeing in a zigzag pattern.