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Finding Gobi

by Dion Leonard

PUBLISHED: 23rd October 2017
ISBN: 9780718098575
ANNOTATION:
A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.
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PUBLISHED: 23rd October 2017
ISBN: 9780718098575
ANNOTATION:
A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.

Annotation

A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.

Publisher Description

A 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. "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 Weekly

Long Description

A New York Times Bestseller The amazing true story of a man and a little dog who formed an unbreakable bond in the middle of the Gobi desert--that changed both of their lives forever. 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, went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan Mountains and across massive sand dunes, 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. 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 with the dog that changed his life. Read this inspiring story and discover how miracles truly are possible--and find your own heart changing as well.

Product Details

Author
Dion Leonard
Publisher
Thomas Nelson Publishers
ISBN-10
0718098579
ISBN-13
9780718098575
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified
Year
2065
Publication Date
2065-01-01
Media
Book
Short Title
Finding Gobi
Pages
272
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade