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How fast is 102,000 yards per minute?

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It's about one-sixty-fifth as fast as a bolt of Lightning
In other words, the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 63 times 102,000 yards per minute.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 6,400,000 yards per minute when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year.
It's about 75 times as fast as a Greyhound
In other words, 102,000 yards per minute is 77.30 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.0129 times that amount.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 1,320 yards per minute. 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 80 times as fast as a Gazelle
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 0.01 times 102,000 yards per minute.
(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 1,000 yards per minute. 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 80 times as fast as a Hare
In other words, the speed of a Hare is 0.01 times 102,000 yards per minute.
(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 1,000 yards per minute. 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 95 times as fast as Secretariat
In other words, 102,000 yards per minute is 92.50 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 0.0108 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 1,100 yards per minute in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about 150 times as fast as Michael Johnson
In other words, 102,000 yards per minute is 150.20 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.006658 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 679.30 yards per minute 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 150 times as fast as Usain Bolt
In other words, 102,000 yards per minute is 151 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.00662 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 678 yards per minute 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.