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How fast is 219 feet per hour?

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It's about three-tenths as fast as a Sloth.
In other words, 219 feet per hour is 0.28 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 3.6 times that amount.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)
The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 790 feet per hour. Long thought to be lengthy sleepers, a 2008 study concluded that sloths sleep an average of only 9.6 hours per day.
It's about one-twenty-fifth as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 30 times 219 feet per hour.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 6,000 feet per hour. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons.
It's about one-seventieth as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
In other words, the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 71 times 219 feet per hour.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 15,000 feet per hour. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 17,000 feet per hour
It's about one-one-hundredth as fast as Michael Phelps.
In other words, 219 feet per hour is 0.0095454 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 104.76 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 22,943 feet per hour. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations.
It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Crocodile.
In other words, the speed of a Crocodile is 140 times 219 feet per hour.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 33,000 feet per hour. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 66,000 feet per hour.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 360 times 219 feet per hour.
(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 79,000 feet per hour. 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 one-four-hundredth as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 219 feet per hour is 0.002447 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 408.7 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 89,500 feet per hour. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.