Dion Leonard



Dion Leonard is a 41 year old Australian who lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his wife Lucja. Dion has not only completed but competed in some of the world’s toughest ultra marathons across the planet’s most inhospitable landscapes. This includes running across the brutal Moroccan Sahara desert twice in the 250km Marathon Des Sables and also twice across South Africa's Kalahari Desert, also 250km. Dion's latest 250km race across the Gobi Desert in China turned out to be a completely different race where he fell in love with a stray dog (later named Gobi) that followed him during the week and who would change both of their lives forever.

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Finding Gobi: The True Stor...

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“Any place can be all right,” he’d say, “as long as you accept what’s wrong with it.”
Dion Leonard, Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

“They say it takes a village to raise a child. I think it takes almost half a planet to rescue a dog.”
Dion Leonard, Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog's Big Journey

“But there are days when the voices calling me to quit shout louder than the voices calling me to keep on going. Those are the toughest days of all.”
Dion Leonard, Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

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