Finding Gobi - the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard and a stray dog
Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, an ultramarathon runner who crossed paths with a stray dog during a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert.
In 2017 their story became a New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller and has now been published in 20 languages worldwide and counting. Dion and Gobi’s heart-warming and inspiring true story has appeared on television around the world; and they are making their way to The Lakes District this November.
Finding Gobi is a memoir based on an international news story, centered around Dion Leonard, an ultramarathoner who befriends a stray dog in China’s harsh Gobi Desert. The young dog, who later 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 Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages, and past the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles of the 155-mile race.
Before Dion could take her home, Gobi went missing in the sprawling Chinese city where she was being kept. With the help of strangers and a viral, global outpouring of assistance on the internet, he tracked her down, reuniting forever with the amazing animal that changed his life and has captured the hearts of millions worldwide. The impact and inspiration from this story has led to the development of a movie with Twentieth Century Fox Film.
Joanne Marwood, Programming & Marketing Officer from The Forum Theatre Barrow, is excited to have secured the duo to tell their story on Monday the 4th November at 7:30pm. Tickets are selling fast and available at https://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/event/finding-gobi/