Turtles Are Slow? No way!
Of course there are a few breeds of turtles that are very slow. The slowest one is the gopher tortoise. It can only run 0.21 – 0.48 kilometers per hour according to National Geographic. But there are also real athletes among all the different races.
If a turtle feels threatend and has to run away it can develop undreamed-of powers. In the following video you can see it with your own eyes how fast these little creatures can be if they want to.