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It's about three-and-a-half times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, 445 centimeters per second is 3.4 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.29 times that amount.
(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 130 centimeters per second. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 140 centimeters per second
It's about one-fourth as fast as Secretariat
In other words, 445 centimeters per second is 0.265 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 3.77 times that amount.
(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 1,680 centimeters per second in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Greyhound
In other words, 445 centimeters per second is 0.221 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 4.52 times that amount.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 2,010 centimeters per second. 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-fifth as fast as a Gazelle
In other words, 445 centimeters per second is 0.2 times the speed of a Gazelle, and the speed of a Gazelle is 5 times that amount.
(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 2,000 centimeters per second. 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 one-fifth as fast as a Hare
In other words, 445 centimeters per second is 0.2 times the speed of a Hare, and the speed of a Hare is 5 times that amount.
(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 2,000 centimeters per second. 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-tenth as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
In other words, 445 centimeters per second is 0.15 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 6.7 times that amount.
(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 3,100 centimeters per second. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 445 centimeters per second is 0.145 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 6.897 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 3,069 centimeters per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.