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Mike Roche

Full name: Miguel Santiago "Mike" Roche
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: June 27, 1953 in San Diego, California, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Miguel “Mike” Roche was third in the 1976 AAU steeplechase and finished fourth in that event three years later. He was fifth at the 1975 NCAA steeplechase. He competed for Rutgers, the NYAC, and the Greater Boston TC. Roche qualified for the 1976 Olympic steeplechase by placing third at the US Olympic Trials, but it was not that easy. He was in fourth place until shortly before the final hurdle when he moved into third, but on the final hurdle, Roche fell, and it was subsequently determined that he broke his wrist on the fall. He scrambled to his feet and managed to just out-lean Don Timm for the third position on the team. The wrist was placed in a cast, but he had that removed before the Montréal Olympics, although the fracture was yet fully healed.

Personal Bests: Steeplechase – 8:30.17 (1977); 2 miles – 8:46.0i (1977); 5K – 13:46.1 (1979).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 10 h2 r1/2

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 10 8:37.36
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