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How fast is 1,560 meters per second?

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It's about 50 times as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 1,560 meters per second is 50.83 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.0197 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 30.690 meters per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about 50 times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
In other words, 1,560 meters per second is 52 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.02 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 31 meters 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 80 times as fast as a Greyhound
In other words, 1,560 meters per second is 77.6 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.013 times that amount.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 20.10 meters 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 80 times as fast as a Gazelle
In other words, 1,560 meters per second is 80 times the speed of a Gazelle, and the speed of a Gazelle is 0.0 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 20 meters 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 80 times as fast as a Hare
In other words, 1,560 meters per second is 80 times the speed of a Hare, and the speed of a Hare is 0.0 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 20 meters 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 95 times as fast as Secretariat
In other words, 1,560 meters per second is 92.9 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 0.011 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 16.80 meters per second in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about 150 times as fast as Michael Johnson
In other words, 1,560 meters per second is 150.7 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.00664 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 10.350 meters per second 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.