Mile News Tagged Michigan Track Classic

Willis sets state Mile record at Michigan Track Classic

August 11, 2014

"I was exhausted … but I was in the lead in front of my home crowd and I couldn't relinquish it.”

By Justin P. Hicks,

SALINE, Mich. – Not only was the record for the fastest Mile run in Michigan broken on Sunday, it was topped three times.

Nick Willis led the 13 male racers across...

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World class field expected for Sunday’s first Michigan Track Classic

August 08, 2014

Prize purse of $24,000 on the line for The Running Institute Ron Warhurst Mile and women's 800 meters in Saline

By Justin P. Hicks,

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Nick Willis dreams big. He also knows how to finish.

The silver medal-winning Olympian and University of Michigan alumnus...

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Why Can’t Women Run the Mile?

July 24, 2014

The fans at the Michigan Track Classic would see records galore if the women get the chance to run the Mile in future years.

By Jeff Hollobaugh,

In this era of Mile fever, with the folks at Bring Back the Mile being astonishingly successful at reinvigorating the popularity of...

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