Mike Roche
Personal information
Full nameMiguel Santiago "Mike" Roche
Born (1953-06-27) June 27, 1953 (age 69)
San Diego, California
SportMiddle-distance running, road racing

Miguel Santiago "Mike" Roche (born June 27, 1953) is an American middle-distance runner. He competed in the men's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1] Roche was a 1975 NCAA All-American in the 3000 steeplechase while attending Rutgers University.[2] He was ranked in the top 10 US Steeplechasers from 1975 to 1980.[3] In 1978, Roche was a member of the silver medal-winning US International Cross Country team competing in Glasgow, Scotland.[4] On July 4, 1978, Roche beat 12,000 runners at the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA, setting a new course record (28:59)in the process.[5] In March 1981, Roche established a new American Record for 10 miles with a time of 46:57 at Cherry Hill, NJ. The record would stand for 2 years.[6]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Mike Roche Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 17, 2020. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  2. ^ https://trackandfieldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ncaamsteeple.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ https://trackandfieldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/06-mStRankUS.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ "World Cross Country Championships Athletics 1978 - Results Men". www.the-sports.org.
  5. ^ "The Record Books". The Peachtree 50.
  6. ^ "untitled". www.arrs.run.