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How fast is 1,380 kilometers per hour?

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It's about twenty times as fast as a Hare
In other words, the speed of a Hare is 0.05 times 1,380 kilometers per hour.
(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 72 kph. 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 one-twentieth as fast as The Space Shuttle
In other words, 1,380 kilometers per hour is 0.049503 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 20.2010 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 27,877 kph. During liftoff, the space shuttle accelerates to orbital speed in 8.5 minutes, consuming over 1.59 million kg (3.51 million lbs) of propellant in the process.
It's about twenty times as fast as Secretariat
In other words, 1,380 kilometers per hour is 22.80 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 0.0439 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 60.4 kph in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about forty times as fast as Michael Johnson
In other words, 1,380 kilometers per hour is 37.04 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.027 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 37.27 kph 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 forty times as fast as Usain Bolt
In other words, 1,380 kilometers per hour is 37.20 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.0269 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 37.2 kph 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 40 times as fast as Flo-Jo
In other words, 1,380 kilometers per hour is 40.90 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 0.02445 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 33.74 kph. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about 50 times as fast as Noah Ngeny
In other words, 1,380 kilometers per hour is 50.590 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.01977 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 27.28 kph. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.