THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.2 BESTSELLERLike A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwideIn 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...
|Title||:||Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||239 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey Reviews
"They say it takes a village to raise a child. I think it takes a lost half a planet to rescue a dog." p.212
There are several stories in this tale of an ultra-marathon runner who gets chosen by a little desert stray dog during a brutal run through the Gobi desert. The story that lies just underneath the amazing feat of a small dog running 77 plus miles across the desert to stay with the gruff and focused ultra-runner, is the back story gently and quietly weaved in underneath. The story of the ru ...more
This was a delightful read. A book I was so happy to been given this by friend, so thanks to all. my friend, Dion Leonard and most of all Gobi.
You don't have to be a runner, an animal lover to enjoy this book.
You have to just believe in the wonder of chance, of love and the fact we all have a soul.
Dion an Aussie now living in Edinburgh set off to China to run an ultra marathon across the Gobi dessert.
On the night before the second stage of this race he spots a small scruffy dog on the edges of ...more
Mad huge big extraordinary love for this story! A great book for all ages! A story of hope, love, kindness and generosity!!!! And dogs!!!!!!!!
Dion Leonard runs a lot of multi-stage marathons, meaning that instead of running the race in one day, it may be split into several days. When he was running a 155 mile race, a stray dog attached herself to him and ran the race with him, going through the Gobi Desert in excess of 120 degrees. When he was done with the race, he decided to take her back to Scotland with him. Because of several laws in China, she had to remain behind for awhile. The people taking care of Gobi lost her, and Dion wen ...more
5 beautiful, determined stars to Finding Gobi! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
In 2016, Dion Leonard was participating in a race across the Gobi Desert, over 155 miles in fact, when he found a stray dog who kept up with him step for step, over 80 miles. That alone had me in tears just thinking about the determination of the dog to keep up with a human with whom she had quickly bonded.
Later, it was Leonard’s determination to reunite with Gobi that made my heart ache and flutter. A story of love between humans and dog ...more
At my monthly book group, we vote in books and read the winner. This month was a tie and I had the deciding vote. I didn't fancy either but as this was shorter by half, I thought it would at least take less time. I then struggled to get into it - I don't read non-fiction.
Well, it's blown me away! This tiny, plucky pup has gone through hell to stay with her chosen person, who didn't even realise he was chosen for a while but then steps up in true hero fashion. Tears have been shed. Read in one si ...more
Dion Leonard is een Australiër en hij woont in Edinburgh, Schotland. Dion heeft niet alleen deelgenomen aan, maar ook gefinisht in een paar van de zwaarste ultramarathons ter wereld, waaronder de veeleisende Marokkaanse Sahara, de 250 kilometer door de Zuid-Afrikaanse Kalahariwoestijn (eveneens 2 x). Dions laatste race door de Gobiwoestijn in China pakte heel bijzonder uit: hij raakte verslingerd aan een zwerfhondje (dat later Gobi is gedoopt) dat hem de hele week volgde en dat hun beider levens ...more
It's not often I sit down and read a book in one day, but this was easy. It had a little bit of everything, from the drama of running ultra-endurance events in the desert, to an extremely cute dog, to possible dognapping conspiracies and intrigue.
It is a very lovely story and really just shows how a small animal can have such a profound effect on someone's life. Gobi is an absolutely awesome little dog and I am glad that everything has worked out for her.
I would highly recommend reading this b ...more