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How fast is 8 kilometers per hour?

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It's about one-fifth as fast as Usain Bolt
In other words, 8 kilometers per hour is 0.2160 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 4.630 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 one-fourth as fast as Flo-Jo
In other words, 8 kilometers per hour is 0.23710 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 4.2180 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 three-tenths as fast as Noah Ngeny
In other words, 8 kilometers per hour is 0.29320 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 3.4110 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.
It's about one-third as fast as a Bull
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 3 times 8 kilometers per hour.
(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 24 kph. 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-fifths as fast as a Crocodile
In other words, 8 kilometers per hour is 0.820 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 1.20 times that amount.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 10 kph. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 20 kph.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as Michael Phelps
In other words, 8 kilometers per hour is 1.1440 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.874130 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 6.993 kph. 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 one-and-seven-tenths times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.590 times 8 kilometers per hour.
(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 4.70 kilometers per hour. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 5.10 kilometers per hour