According to reports, Roberts recently competed in and completed the 5K Haddam Neck Fair Road Race, capturing the attention of an entire state in the process.
Mick reportedly turned out for the event only a few days after turning 100. She astonishingly finished the 3.1-mile distance in 56 minutes.
’You got to go some, we’re coming,’ she said to Fox61 News.’ Yeah, I’m moving forward,’ she continued.
Forget putting her feet up and spending the day in front of the TV; Mick claims she has a daily regimen of brisk walking.
In reality, she frequently leaves people in her wake, including her son, Chuck, and daughter-in-law, Donna Roberts.
‘She’s showing us the way,’ Donna added. ‘She’ll lead us, and we’ll just follow, and that pretty much says it all.’‘She walks two or three miles a day,» Chuck continued, ‘so a 5K isn’t that big of an issue.’
Mick agreed, saying that despite her senior age, a 5K route wasn’t too difficult for her to handle. ‘No, it’s not difficult; there’s only one poor location,» Mick explained.’
‘It certainly sets the standard very high, so when my kids say, ‘Oh no, we don’t want to run the Manchester Road Race this year,’ I’m late grandma finished the 5K so you people are racing,’ Donna explained.
Mick, when asked about her daily schedule, stated that she likes to get out of the house two to three times every day.
’I do it twice or three times a day; it’s not difficult.’ ‘I just like to get up and move; I don’t enjoy sitting,’the 100-year-old remarked.
Given the challenges and tribulations this courageous woman has faced, her persistence and drive are unsurprising.
According to 11Alive, Mick has survived the deaths of her husband and two of her three sons.