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How fast is 298 inches per second?

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It's about as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, the speed of Noah Ngeny is 1.001 times 298 inches per second.
(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 298.3 inches per second. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 0.91 times 298 inches per second.
(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 260 inches per second. 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 four-fifths as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 298 inches per second is 0.8076 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 1.238 times that amount.
(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 369 inches per second. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about three-fourths as fast as Usain Bolt.
In other words, 298 inches per second is 0.735 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 1.36 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 407 inches per second 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 three-fourths as fast as Michael Johnson.
In other words, 298 inches per second is 0.7313 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 1.367 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 407.6 inches per second 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 half as fast as Secretariat.
In other words, 298 inches per second is 0.451 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 2.22 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 661 inches per second in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about two-fifths as fast as a Gazelle.
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 3 times 298 inches per second.
(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 900 inches per second. 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).