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An inaugural five-kilometer run/walk will be the centerpiece of events to remember Orlando Police Department Lt.
In Saada, a town near the Saudi border more than 500 kilometers north of Sana’a, most doctors remain at their posts—not out of duty, but out of ideology.
The former Mavericks star also made individual strides, ranking 61st in the Southland with an eight-kilometer time of 26:50.3.
In 1998, Congress mandated that NASA find 90 percent of asteroids more than 1 kilometer wide (0.62 miles) – about a tenth of the size of the asteroid believed to have abruptly ended the Age of Dinosaurs.
It was located about a kilometer from an Israeli community.
The crushing blow by Rupp was a 2:47 surge in the 38th kilometer to break the race open and leave Kirui behind.
Around 70 percent of the world’s remaining forests lie within a kilometer of an edge, and around half lie within 500 meters.
Hoare took the individual title with a time of 24 minutes, 9.3 seconds after grabbing the lead with just over a kilometer to go.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of kilometer
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