I liked this game a lot when I was a kid, but I have to admit my favourite part was when the little tape measurer guy came out at the end of the event and did his thing.
My strongest memory of the arcade version back in the day was the older kids using cigarette lighters to make their guy run real fast. Hacks!
There was an XBLA re-release of this a couple of years ago, and I was really excited about it for about five minutes until hackers completely wrecked the high scores for each event so what was the point, really. It just didn’t have the elegance of using a cigarette lighter to get the best scores.