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Running Speed from Distance in Metres

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Calculate the average running speed from the total distance of run in metres and the elapsed time of a run.

This calculator's running speed results are in metres per second and converted to kilometres and miles per hour.

Example Calculation
run distance = 100 metres
elapsed time = 17.34 seconds
First, divide the distance by the amount of time to get the speed per second;
100 ÷ 17.34 = 5.7670126874279123414071510957324 rounded to 5.767.
Your running pace is 5.767 metres per second.
Convert to kilometres per hour
one hour = minutes
one minute = 60 seconds
60 * 60 = 3600
There are 3600 seconds in one hour
one kilometre = 1000 metres
Divide the time(seconds) by distance(metres);
3600 ÷ 1000 = 3.6
To convert to kilometres per hour, multiply the metres per second by 3.6
5.767 * 3.6 = 20.761
5.767 metres per second. = 20.761 kilometres per hour

Running Speed

Running Distance in Metres m
Elapsed Time
hrs mins secs
Decimal Rounding #


Average Running Speed
Metres per Second m/sec
Kilometres per Hour km/hr
Miles per Hour mi/hr


  1. enter the running distance (metres)
  2. time of run in hours, minutes and seconds
  3. select number of digits required for the result


  1. average speed in metres per second
  2. in kilometres per hour
  3. in miles per hour
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