“Galloping” crocodile, in fast running pace, goes after a chicken. Typical maximum speed of a crocodile is 12 mph (19 km/h) on land, and for a very short distance (around 20-25 meters), when they “belly run”. They usually go much slower than that. While walking on their legs, which is called the “high walk”, their top speed is only 5 km/h (3 mph). So, an average healthy human can easily outrun a crocodile. They do, however, accelerate very fast, thundering from 0 to 15 km/h in no time, both while swimming and running.