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This Is What It Would Look Like If American Pharoah Raced Secretariat

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American Pharoah ran a great Belmont, but Secretariat ran the GREATEST race. 31 lengths in front of the next horse...

You're right, I thought American Pharoah was awesome after seeing him run...

...but Secretariat was even better!

The thing that's hard to really get a sense of from racing videos is HOW FREAKING FAST these horses are going. I can't check the arithmetic now -- 1.5 mile race in 2 minutes 24 seconds -- but I understand that works out to 37.5 mph. Secretariat's stride length was 25.2 feet; Man o'War's was allegedly measured at 28 feet. On film from a distance, Secretariat looks like he's jumping just a few feet each stride, but he's actually going the length of a swimming pool every time.

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