Finding Gobi

Finding Gobi

A Little Dog With A Very Big Heart

eBook - 2017
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International Bestseller"Leonard and Gobi's story represents the power of people working together and the profound depth of feeling possible between a man and his dog."— Publishers WeeklyA man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn 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 Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for 77 miles.As Dion witnessed the incredible determination and heart of this small animal, he found his own heart undergoing a change as well. Whereas in the past these races were all about winning and being the best, his goal now was to make sure he and Gobi's friendship continued well after the finish line. He found himself letting Gobi sleep in his tent at night, giving her food and water out of his own limited supply, and carrying her across numerous rivers, even when he knew it would mean putting him behind in the race, or worse, prevent him from finishing at all. Although Dion did not cross the finish line first, he felt he had won something even greater – a new outlook on life and a new friend that he planned on bringing home as soon as arrangements were made. However, before he could take her home, Gobi went missing in the sprawling Chinese city where she was being kept. Dion, with the help of strangers and a viral outpouring of assistance on the internet, set out to track her down, and reunite forever with the amazing animal that changed his life and proved to him and the world that miracles are possible.
Publisher: 2017.
ISBN: 9780718098520
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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sunnyfeline
Jun 29, 2018

What a great and touching story about how a small stray dog named Gobi crosses the path of a runner who was completing a 155-mile race across China's Gobi Desert. It was sweet to learn more about their story and how they share a very special bond. I'm amazed of how the dog was able to keep up with him for 50+ miles during that race in extreme temperatures. It was meant to be.

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dirtbag
May 18, 2018

I'm a sucker for charming small animals and stories that end well.

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Shihtzulover
May 09, 2018

As both a runner and an animal lover this book was one of my favorites of the year. I found the insight in to ultra-marathons very interesting. The bond that Leonard and Gobi formed is very heartwarming. Sad to finish the book as I wanted to read more about Gobi and Leonard.

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sareinckeaolcom
Mar 14, 2018

I just finished reading the book and I really enjoyed it. A great animal story and a great people story too.

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hollylovesdogs
Jan 07, 2018

Fantastic book. Any dog lover and book lover will be obsessed with this book. Its hard to put down wanting to know everything about this sweet little dog.

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Clamato
Oct 24, 2017

Love Gobi!!! What an impressive story!
The book was well written and I couldn't put it down. Gobi is one very, very lucky dog. As a hardcore dog lover, I am not at all surprised by what Dion went through to get her home to Scotland. He had so much help and kindness and all for a plucky little stray dog. What a sweetheart! As a runner, I learned a lot about ultra races and as a dog lover - Loved this story and hope it does make it to the big screen as is the plan.

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mclarjh
Aug 23, 2017

I also heard the author on CBC Radio. But this is one story that should have ended as a blog post. Terrible writing. Self promotional. Waste of time.

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jayne_2402
Aug 19, 2017

I heard this story last year as it was happening and as soon as I found out there was a book, I had to read it.
I couldn't stop reading and loved every minute of it.
It's a great story about mans best friend and healing the past.
Dion is an inspiration to us all and I'm so happy he and Gobi are together forever.
Highly recommend, it's a good read and gives you more details on the journey to get Gobi to the Uk.

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gerrybean62
Jun 23, 2017

Listened to Leonard on CBC Radio, speak of his relationship with Gobi and was compelled to place a hold on his book. It's a true "love story" and we can't wait to read about their exploits.

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