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It's about one-and-one-fifth times as fast as Michael Johnson
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 1.163 times the speed of Michael Johnson, and the speed of Michael Johnson is 0.8598 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 679.30 yards per minute 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 one-and-one-fifth times as fast as Usain Bolt
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 1.17 times the speed of Usain Bolt, and the speed of Usain Bolt is 0.855 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 678 yards per minute 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 one-and-three-tenths times as fast as Flo-Jo
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 1.285 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 0.7782 times that amount.
(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 615 yards per minute. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about seven-tenths as fast as Secretariat
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.717 times the speed of Secretariat, and the speed of Secretariat is 1.39 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 1,100 yards per minute in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about one-and-three-fifths times as fast as Noah Ngeny
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 1.589 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.6293 times that amount.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
Setting a world record at the Rieti Grand Prix in 1999, Noah Ngeny ran 1,000 m in 2:11.96 for an average speed of 497.20 yards per minute. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Gazelle
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.6 times the speed of a Gazelle, and the speed of a Gazelle is 2 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 1,000 yards 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 three-fifths as fast as a Hare
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.6 times the speed of a Hare, and the speed of a Hare is 2 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 1,000 yards 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.