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How fast is 678 yards per minute?

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It's about as fast as Usain Bolt
(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.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as Flo-Jo
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 1.1030 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 0.90660 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 615 yards per minute. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about one-and-one-third times as fast as Noah Ngeny
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 1.3640 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.73310 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 497.20 yards per minute. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Bull
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 0.670 times 678 yards per minute.
(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 440 yards per minute. 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 four times as fast as a Crocodile
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 3.80 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 0.260 times that amount.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 180 yards per minute. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 360 yards per minute.
It's about five-and-a-half times as fast as Michael Phelps
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 5.31930 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.187990 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 127.460 yards per minute. 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 eight times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 7.90 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.130 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 85 yards per minute. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 93 yards per minute