# How fast is 0.000000070 times the speed of light?

It's about as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 0.0000000700 times the speed of light.
(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 0.0000000700 times the speed of light. 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
The speed of a Hare is about 0.0000000700 times the speed of light.
(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 0.0000000700 times the speed of light. 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
The speed of a Greyhound is about 0.0000000670 times the speed of light.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 0.00000006710 times the speed of light. 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-fourth times as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 0.0000000560 times the speed of light.
(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 0.0000000560 times the speed of light in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about seven-tenths as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 0.0000001000 times the speed of light.
(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 0.0000001000 times the speed of light. 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
The speed of a Cheetah is about 0.00000010240 times the speed of light.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 0.00000010240 times the speed of light 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
The speed of a Hurricane is about 0.000000110 times the speed of light.
(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 0.000000110 times the speed of light. 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 0.0000002870 times the speed of light.
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 0.000000110 times the speed of light.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 0.000000110 times the speed of light. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about half as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 0.000000140 times the speed of light.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 0.000000140 times the speed of light. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about two times as fast as Michael Johnson
The speed of Michael Johnson is about 0.000000034520 times the speed of light.
(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 0.000000034530 times the speed of light 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 two times as fast as Usain Bolt
The speed of Usain Bolt is about 0.00000003440 times the speed of light.
(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 0.00000003450 times the speed of light 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 two times as fast as Flo-Jo
The speed of Flo-Jo is about 0.000000031260 times the speed of light.
(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 0.000000031260 times the speed of light. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about two-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 0.000000180 times the speed of light.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 0.000000180 times the speed of light. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.