The Michigan Track Classic began as the Running Institute Mile, a last-minute event organized to help Nick Willis prepare for the IAAF Moscow World Championships in 2013. Willis proposed Saline High School host a local mile race that would enable him to stay with his wife and four-week old son in Ann Arbor rather than chase the Summer professional track meets in Europe. Organizers were hopeful for a crowd of 700-800 people, but were stunned when 4000 people showed up to get a glimpse of a sub four-minute mile. The race was won by Willis in a time of 3:56. Enthusiastic fans surrounded the track as seven men dipped under the four-minute mark.
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