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Dion Leonard - Author

About the Author

Dion Leonard is an Australian ultramarathon runner. He has run across some of the world’s most inhospitable landscapes including South Africa's Kalahari Desert and competed twice in the brutal 250km Marathon Des Sables across the Moroccan Sahara desert. Dion was taking part in a gruelling race in Northwest China when he unexpectedly made a four-legged friend for life. Finding Gobi, the book about their adventures is out now.
Dion lives in Edinburgh with his wife and Gobi.

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Finding Gobi for Little Ones

Finding Gobi for Little Ones

Author: Dion Leonard Format: Board book Release Date: 08/03/2018

Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crossed the globe! Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion-a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Finding Gobi for Little Ones: The Race for Home is a fun, engaging board book perfect for families to enjoy together. Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi is a scrappy little stray dog who befriended a man named Dion and kept pace alongside him for 77 miles of the grueling 155-mile ultramarathon through the Gobi Desert. As Dion ran his way across China through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two created a bond unlike any other. Cross the finish line with Gobi, the little pup who never quit, and Dion, the ultramarathon runner who loves her. This amazing true story sparked international attention and will continue to inspire readers as they enjoy this fun board book perfect for even the littlest children. Join these two unlikely friends as they form a winning team for both the race and life!

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