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How fast is 678 yards per minute?

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It's about one-third as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 0.33670 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 2.970 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 2,014 yards per minute in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about one-third as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 2.90 times 678 yards per minute.
(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 2,000 yards per minute. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about half as fast as a Gazelle
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 2 times 678 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 half as fast as a Hare
In other words, the speed of a Hare is 2 times 678 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 half as fast as a Greyhound
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 0.5140 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 1.950 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 three-fifths as fast as Secretariat
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 0.6150 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 1.630 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 as fast as Michael Johnson
In other words, the speed of Michael Johnson is 1.002 times 678 yards per minute.
(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.