Dion Leonard - Finding Gobi (2nd Hand Paperback)
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.'
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction - Uncategorised
- Published : 2017
- ISBN : 9780008227968
- SKU : B000964
- PPC : LL270gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A very inspiring book that shows the bond there can be between animal and human and how much both can learn from each other. A bridge of mutuality that enriches and enhances each life." - Goodreads Review.
Dion Leonard is an Australian/British endurance athlete and ultramarathon runner, Motivational speaker, and author of New York Times Bestseller 'Finding Gobi', the non fiction memoir of his story of his dog, Gobi, who ran 77 miles of a 155-mile race across the Gobi Desert.