Runner killed by a plane - A 38-year-old father of two was jogging and listening to his iPod when he was hit from behind and killed by a small plane making an emergency landing on a South Carolina beach.
Running and twitting don't mix - James Coleman, a jogger, has become the first man in Britain to suffer a "twinjury", an injury sustained while using Twitter. He was "tweeting" to his followers on his Blackberry while jogging to work when he cracked his head on a heavy low-hanging branch. The force of the impact sent the dazed runner crashing to the pavement and left him with a badly bruised black eye.
Flour biohazard - Daniel Salchow and his sister, Dorothee, planned to spend a pleasant afternoon marking a trail for fellow members of their offbeat running and drinking club. Instead, they wound up in police custody after their clue of choice, flour, set off a bioterrorism scare and forced hundreds of people to evacuate an Ikea furniture store.
You can run, but you can't hide - John Nguyen learned an important lesson on Presidents Day: You can run, but you can't hide, from San Jose's park rangers. The 33-year-old IT specialist was ticketed by a ranger who spotted him running trails inside Alum Rock Park.
Kenyan marathoner slips at finish but still wins - In "The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon" Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot pulled ahead of countryman Daniel Njenga in the final 100 meters of what was a terrific showdown, finishing first before an estimated 1.5 million spectators. But instead of celebrating and enjoying the moment, Cheruiyot found himself on the way to a local hospital.
Man goes jogging with cat and receives ticket - Boulder High School senior Seth Franco decided to enjoy Wednesday's warm weather by taking his cat, Stella, for a jog. When the kitty couldn't keep up, the 19-year-old did something police consider animal cruelty. Franco says there's another side to this story.
Runner hit by flying kangaroo - The runner taken out by an airborne kangaroo thinks the incident might have been a bit of karma for his choice of dinner on Tuesday night. Sam Walter said he ate kangaroo the evening before the event, a strange coincidence in an already bizarre episode.
Marathoners crawl under moving train to qualify for Boston - "Via Marathon" participants were literally stopped in their tracks by a slow-moving train around the course's seventh mile, a delay that hurt their chances of qualifying for Boston. Some decided not to wait for the train to pass and tried to crawl under the slow-moving cars to continue in the marathon.
First prize: a live camel - In a day of surprises, a much bigger one was in store for Ikuo Omichi after he competed in a grueling 100-kilometer ultramarathon in the vastness of the Mongolian steppes. He was presented with a camel for coming first past the finish line.
Toxic seaweeds kills runner - A jogger is feared to have died after being overcome by toxic fumes coming from sea lettuce, a green algae that produces hydrogen sulphide when trapped under a seaweed crust, and can prove as deadly as cynanide.