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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 4,000 feet per minute. 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 Greyhound
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 3,960 feet per minute. 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 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 4,000 feet per minute. 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-fifth times as fast as Secretariat
In other words, 3,960 feet per minute is 1.2 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 0.833 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 3,300 feet per minute in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about two-thirds as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
In other words, 3,960 feet per minute is 0.67 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 1.5 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 6,000 feet per minute. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about two-thirds as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 3,960 feet per minute is 0.6555 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 1.526 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 6,042 feet per minute in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Hurricane
In other words, 3,960 feet per minute is 0.608 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 1.64 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 6,510 feet per minute. 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 17,000 feet per minute.