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How fast is 0.017 miles per second?

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It's about as fast as a Gazelle
(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 0.01 miles 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).
It's about as fast as a Hare
(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 0.01 miles per second. While speed is a factor in their escapes, hares evade their chief predators — wolves, foxes, and golden eagles — by fleeing in a zigzag pattern.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
In other words, 0.017 miles per second is 0.910 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 1.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 0.019 miles per second. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 0.017 miles per second is 0.89150 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 1.1220 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 0.01907 miles per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Hurricane
In other words, 0.017 miles per second is 0.8270 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 1.210 times that amount.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 0.0205 miles per second. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 0.0535 miles per second.
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 1.30 times 0.017 miles per second.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 0.021 miles per second. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about one-and-one-third times as fast as a Greyhound
In other words, the speed of a Greyhound is 0.7350 times 0.017 miles per second.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 0.0125 miles per second. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds.