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How fast is 4.30 feet per second?

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It's about as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
(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 4.30 feet per second. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 4.60 feet per second
It's about two-thirds as fast as Michael Phelps
In other words, 4.30 feet per second is 0.674720 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 1.48210 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 6.3730 feet 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.
It's about half as fast as a Crocodile
In other words, 4.30 feet per second is 0.490 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 2 times that amount.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 9.10 feet per second. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 18 feet per second.
It's about three times as fast as an Iceberg
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.30 times 4.30 feet per second.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 2 feet per second. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons.
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Bull
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 5 times 4.30 feet per second.
(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 22 feet per second. 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 one-fifth as fast as Noah Ngeny
In other words, 4.30 feet per second is 0.1730 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 5.780 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 24.860 feet per second. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about one-tenth as fast as Flo-Jo
In other words, 4.30 feet per second is 0.13980 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 7.1530 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 30.750 feet per second. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.