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It's about 100,000 times as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 543 miles per second is 115,300 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.0000086730 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 0.004709 miles per second. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about 95,000 times as fast as Flo-Jo.
In other words, 543 miles per second is 93,240 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 0.000010730 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 0.005824 miles 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 85,000 times as fast as Usain Bolt.
In other words, 543 miles per second is 84,800 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.00001180 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 0.00642 miles 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 85,000 times as fast as Michael Johnson.
In other words, 543 miles per second is 84,430 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.000011840 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 0.006433 miles 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 50,000 times as fast as Secretariat.
In other words, the speed of Secretariat is 0.00001920 times 543 miles per second.
(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 0.0104 miles per second in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about 45,000 times as fast as a Greyhound.
In other words, 543 miles per second is 43,500 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.0000230 times that amount.
(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.
It's about 40,000 times as fast as a Gazelle.
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 0.0000300 times 543 miles 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 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).