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Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and An Incredible Journey

Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and An Incredible Journey

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Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide... In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name 'Gobi', proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever.

Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are 'man's best friend.'

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About "Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and An Incredible Journey"

Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide... In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name 'Gobi', proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever.

Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are 'man's best friend.'
- Koorong

Meet the Author

Dion Leonard

Dion Leonard is a 41 year old Australian who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dion has not only completed but competed in some of the worlds toughest ultra marathons across the worlds inhospitable landscapes including running across the brutal Moroccan Sahara desert twice in the 250km Marathon Des Sables and also twice across South Africa's Kalahari Desert 250km. Dion's latest 250km race across the Gobi Desert in China turned out to be a completely different race where he fell in love with a stray dog (later named Gobi) that followed him during the week and this would change both of their lives forever.

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A delightful read
5 stars By Nicole, Jan 11 2018
This story is just what we need in our current society - a true story about love, hope and determination that restores your belief in the decency of humanity. I expected the story to focus solely on the race where Gobi the dog is adopted however the story had so much more depth than that and there was focus given to Dion's past, the race where he met Gobi and then all the hurdles and struggles he had to overcome to get Gobi home. I found myself feeling uplifted (and teary) on more than one occasion and encouraged that there are still people out there willing to come together to help a small little dog find a home. 

It is worth noting though that I wouldn't describe this book as a Christian biography, which is what I was expecting (having bought it at Koorong). There is no mention of God and the author makes no reference to being Christian. This isn't a failing as such but somewhat a surprise for me as I was expecting it to have a Christian faith focus. 
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  • Catalogue Code 486583
  • Product Code 9780008248314
  • ISBN 0008248311
  • EAN 9780008248314
  • Pages 288
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Harper Collins Australia
  • Publication Date Jun 2017
  • Sales Rank #200
  • Dimensions 221 x 153 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.322kg
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