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 It's about two-fifths as fast as an Iceberg. In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 3 times 699.740 yards per hour. (a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 2,000 yards 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 two-and-a-half times as fast as a Sloth. In other words, the speed of a Sloth is 0.370 times 699.740 yards per hour. (for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 260 yards 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-tenth as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan). In other words, 699.740 yards per hour is 0.140 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 7.10 times that amount. (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 5,100 yards per hour. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 5,600 yards per hour It's about one-tenth as fast as Michael Phelps. In other words, 699.740 yards per hour is 0.091498 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 10.9290 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 7,647.60 yards 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-fifteenth as fast as a Crocodile. In other words, the speed of a Crocodile is 15 times 699.740 yards per hour. (American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 11,000 yards per hour. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 22,000 yards per hour. It's about one-thirty-fifth as fast as a Bull. In other words, the speed of a Bull is 37 times 699.740 yards 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 26,000 yards 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-forty-fifth as fast as Noah Ngeny. In other words, 699.740 yards per hour is 0.02345 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 42.640 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 29,830 yards per hour. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.