Bluebulb Projects presents:
Enter a measurement to see comparisons

Equivalents in other units

How fast is 119 kilometers per hour?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

 It's about two-fifths as fast as The TGV (train). In other words, 119 kilometers per hour is 0.370 times the speed of The TGV (train), and the speed of The TGV (train) is 2.70 times that amount. (Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)The TGV Réseau sets have a top speed of 320 kph. The train is capable of travelling the 425 km (264 mi) distance from Paris to Lyon in East-Central France in about two hours. It's about two-fifths as fast as an Arrow (archery). In other words, 119 kilometers per hour is 0.36860 times the speed of an Arrow (archery), and the speed of an Arrow (archery) is 2.7130 times that amount. (250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)A 250 gram arrow will reach speeds of approximately 322.8 kph when fired from a 60-lb, 28-inch draw bow . Archeological evidence from the Ahrensburg valley near Hamburg, Germany indicates that arrows have been used since at least 11 to 12,000 years ago. It's about one-third as fast as a Porsche 911. In other words, 119 kilometers per hour is 0.3620 times the speed of a Porsche 911, and the speed of a Porsche 911 is 2.760 times that amount. (for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)The Porsche 911 GT2 has a top speed of 329 kph. It takes just 7.4 seconds for the GT2 to accelerate to 161 kilometers per hour. It's about one-third as fast as The CRH (train). In other words, the speed of The CRH (train) is 2.90 times 119 kilometers per hour. (a.k.a. Hexie Hao, 和谐号, a.k.a. 和諧號, a.k.a. Héxié Hào, a.k.a. "Harmony")The CRH-3 train which runs on China's Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway are capable of speeds up to 350 kph. Theses train can make the 120 km (74 mi) journey from Beijing to Tianjin in about 30 minutes. It's about three times as fast as Michael Johnson. In other words, 119 kilometers per hour is 3.1940 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.31310 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 three times as fast as Usain Bolt. In other words, 119 kilometers per hour is 3.210 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.3120 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 three-tenths as fast as a Peregrine Falcon. In other words, 119 kilometers per hour is 0.3060 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 3.270 times that amount. (a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 389 kph when diving. Falcons are sometimes sent to scare smaller birds away from airports to improve air traffic safety and were used in World War II to intercept carrier pigeons used by enemy forces.