Alpatych kept meeting and overtaking baggage trains and troops on the road.
The slower class of meteors overtaking the earth (like the Andromedids of November) have a velocity of about 8 or 10 m.
Caesar was soon joined by two legions from Gaul and marched rapidly down the Adriatic coast, overtaking Pompey at Brundisium (Brindisi), but failing to prevent him from embarking with his troops for the East, where the prestige of his name was greatest.
The confirmed man-eater, which is generally an old beast, disabled from overtaking his usual prey, seems to accumulate his tale of victims in sheer cruelty rather than for food.
Consequently, Achilles may run ad infinitum without overtaking the tortoise.