+ Around the world in running shoes
Former Longboat Key resident John Wallace is finally retiring his running shoes after 372 marathons in 121 countries.
Wallace, 70, recently returned from Pristina, Kosovo, where he competed in the country’s first marathon. A veteran runner, he has completed a marathon in every country of Europe. His total of 121 countries is a world record.
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Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.