RunMan is the character from "RunMan: Race Around The World", who can be unlocked with 70 bandages in the PC version. RunMan has the ability to run fast, and even faster when holding down the Shift button. But unlike the regular game RunMan: RATW, he doesn't automatically bounce (or riccochet) off walls while holding Shift. Runman is one of the characters that has an equivalent character on the XBLA version, The Ninja. While both of them have a Super Dash, or Star Dive for RunMan, Runman doesn't receive the special aerial and running attributes The Ninja gets, but Runman has his own: by Dash Jumping. This occurs when RunMan Star Dives and jumps at the same time, and the jump spans incredible lengths. Runman is also one of the few characters that conserves characteristics from his games: he keeps his trails when he dashes.
Runman is an excellent Speedrun character, due to his running speed. He does have his weak points, such as a poor jumping height. This can cause some problems if you accidentaly land near a spike: his jump could not be enough to recover from it. You will, but that would actually delay you. As for that, the technique Dash Jumping can come handy in some situations.
Pro: Can use the Star Dive by holding Shift to gain ridiculous speed.
Cons: The Star Dive can only be used for a short period of time, and he has a low jump height.