Ultra marathon runner met a stray dog halfway across China’s Gobi desert, and it changed his life. Here he talks to Cheryl Akle about ‘Gobi’ and the book he wrote about her.
About the author:
Dion Leonard is an Australian/British ultra runner who competes around the globe in ultra running events ranging from 30 miles to over 200 miles in some of the most extreme conditions known to man. Dion has numerous top 10 finishes in some of the toughest races on the planet. He wrote Finding Gobi, the International Bestselling book (New York Times Bestseller, Sunday Times Bestseller, Top 10 Canada x 14 weeks, Top 10 Italy, Australia and New Zealand ) about the amazing true story of meeting Gobi the Chinese stray desert dog during one of his marathons.
Dion is also a highly regarded and accomplished motivational speaker who has guest spoken with the likes of Prince Edward, President of Slovenia, TEDx and at numerous corporate, fund-raising, charity and evening functions.