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45 miles per second is about 35,000 times as fast as Michael Phelps
In other words, it's 37,282 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.0000268230 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 0.001207 miles per second. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations.
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