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 It's about as fast as a Gazelle (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 80 kph. 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 as fast as a Hare (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-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Greyhound In other words, 80 kilometers per hour is 1.110 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.9010 times that amount. (a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 72.4 kph. 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 one-and-one-third times as fast as Secretariat In other words, the speed of Secretariat is 0.7580 times 80 kilometers per hour. (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 three-fourths as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball) In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 1.40 times 80 kilometers per hour. (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 110 kph. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906. It's about seven-tenths as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 80 kilometers per hour is 0.72410 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 1.3810 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 101 - 120 km/h in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds. It's about two-thirds as fast as a Hurricane In other words, 80 kilometers per hour is 0.6710 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 1.490 times that amount. (formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 119 kph. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 310 kph (192.63 mph).