The Power Primordial grants the Runner a cosmic life force that he can use for a variety of purposes, including augmenting his life span so long as he continues his obsession with exploration and racing. Due to an arrangement by the Grandmaster and Death (embodiment)
The Power Primordial enhances the Runner's velocity, allowing the Runner to reach nearly warp speed, as well as augmenting his stamina, agility and durability to superhuman levels, granting him a highly durable body and allowing him to resist temperature extremes ranging from the unbearable cold of deep space to the unfathomable heat of a star's core. Runner can survive without food, air, or sleep by absorbing cosmic energy through his running motions. He can also use the Power of other effects, such as cosmic energy blast capable of leveling a city and rearranging matter on a planetary scale. When he possessed the Space Gem, the Runner was able to exceed warp speed by altering space itself.
In addition, Runner can psionically stimulate others' pleasure centers, causing them to "feel good" while in his presence. This ability emanates from him naturally, and it is unrevealed if he could magnify its effects to create an intense euphoria effect.
Over 5.5 billion years old, Runner was once part of one to the earliest races to come into existence following the creation event known as the Big Bang. Developing an obsession with exploration and racing, the Runner survived his race's extinction and tapped into the Power Primordial, gaining untold power cosmic power in the process. Traveling the cosmos for billions of years, the Runner opted never to slow down, least he die. The Runner is an Elder of the Universe, and at some point he teamed up with his brethren against Galactus and the Silver Surfer in hopes of gaining enough power to re-create the universe. The Runner formerly wielded the Space Gem, but he lost it in a fight with Thanos, who was seeking to kill off half the population of the universe with the Infinity Gems. In this fight, Thanos aged The Runner nearly a billion years, and then turned him into an infant with the Time Gem, which he stole from the Elder known as the Gardener.