One of our hamsters used to stand outside the wheel on its back legs & turn it round with its front paws.
Another used to get up such a speed that when it stopped running it often did a complete circle still inside the wheel. And then there was the pair of Russian hamsters who used to get in together - trouble was, they often tried to run opposite ways...
we've owned 2 of them and both of them have been pretty barmy animals. but loveable too.
mine used to do the full circle inside the wheel. especially if i'd been smoking the 'green' stuff. he'd run like mad for a while, do a few loops of the wheel not running, then just plop on the sawdust fast asleep! then when he'd wake, he'd eat for england and then run some more!