Former athlete celebrates 100th birthday

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Special to the Daily News

SANTA ROSA BEACH — Joan Wiley, a resident of Somerby of Santa Rosa Beach, celebrated her 100th birthday last Friday.

Joan, a former athlete who ran against Olympic gold medalist Jessie Owens in exhibition, credits her long life to being very active and making sure she and her family ate healthy and took care of themselves.

At this point, Joan loves spending time with her four children, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and making friends at Somerby.

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