How fast does a turtle run?

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Not surprisingly, most turtles don't exactly "run." Various speeds have been recorded by scientists for different species. Turtles are much faster in the water than on land. The average turtle can swim at 10 to 12mph, with sea turtles able to reach speeds of over 20mph. Sea turtles are the fastest-swimming reptiles. The average turtle can walk at three to four miles per hour, though remember, this is the average for all species.

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