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Finding Gobi

The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


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.’

Customer Reviews

Finding Gobi

An incredible heartwarming must read story. I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Have reread it twice and enjoyed it as much as the first time.

What a truly incredible and inspiring story!

It was purely accidental that I came across this book. Being on holiday, I had The Today Show on in the background and being an animal lover, the story of a little dog called Gobi grabbed my attention. When Dion mentioned the book I thought why not, a bit of light entertainment. WOW...I had no idea what I was in for! This isn't just a story about a cute little's a story of love, dedication, resilience and fighting against all odds to achieve your dreams...and that goes for both Dion and Gobi! I didn't put it down from start to finish...what an absolute joy! Thank you for sharing this incredible journey Dion!

I puked

Terrible, I literally puked reading this 🤢

Finding Gobi
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: 01 June 2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Seller: HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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