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People have fled about 570 homes near a 2-square-mile (6-square-kilometer) fire that started Friday west of Colorado Springs.
The only crashing Romanenko did was at the Seaport Village finish-line tape, winning the 1 kilometer swim, 30K bike and 10K run in 1 hour, 34 minutes, 6 seconds.
The company promises a future of large imaging arrays, kilometer-scale communications tools, and big space stations all built off-planet by smart robots.
Each kilometer featured areas known as chutes where volunteers doused participants in individual colors.
The Belmont is a 1.5-mile or (2.4 kilometer) horse race.
Founded by Russian geophysicist Sergei Zimov, the 16 square-kilometer park is filled with around 100 animals roaming free including bison, musk ox, moose, yaks, horses and reindeer.
It is estimated that the boys are around two kilometers into the cave and somewhere between 800 meters to 1 kilometer below the surface.
The SEALs’ Facebook page said that since Sunday night, the divers had reached a bend where the kilometer-long (half-mile-long) passage splits in two directions.
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A kilometer is equal to about 62/100 of a mile, and a mile is equal to about 1.61 kilometers. The U.S. has been slow to adopt metric measures, which are used almost everywhere else in the world. Though our car speedometers are often marked in both miles and kilometers, the U.S. and Great Britain are practically the only developed nations that still show miles rather than kilometers on their road signs. But even in the U.S., footraces are usually measured in meters or kilometers, like the Olympic races. Runners normally abbreviate kilometer to K: "a 5K race" (3.1 miles), "the 10K run" (6.2 miles), and so on.
KILOMETER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kilometer for English Language Learners
: a unit of length equal to 1,000 meters
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