Running with music is a divisive topic. Some runners love it, some runners hate it, but few fall in between. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot is a runner who doesn’t run with music, but he does listen while activating, cross-training or running on the treadmill. If you’re a runner who has become music-on-the-run curious, check out Philibert-Thiboutot’s playlist to pass the time during your solo miles.
The runner had a difficult couple years, sitting out most of 2019 with an injury. However, Philibert-Thiboutot came back to the track very fit and ran a great 5,000m at the Boston University Season Opener in December 2019, finishing in 13:30.79. That time was an indoor personal best, bettered his outdoor PB by three seconds, and shattered the Quebec indoor 5,000m record by 26 seconds. The previous record was set in 1986 by Alain Bordeleau.