A man, a dog, and the love that changed both their lives forever.
Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultra marathon runner who crossed paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through China's Gobi Desert. The lovable pup—later named Gobi—proved what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart. Gobi ran with Dion across massive sand dunes and through the Tian Shan mountains, yurt villages, and black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for nearly eighty miles.
As Dion witnessed Gobi's incredible determination and heart, he found his heart undergoing a change. He allowed Gobi to sleep in his tent, gave her food and water from his own limited supply, and carried her at times, even when he knew it might mean falling behind in the race or, even worse, not finishing at all.
Dion's past races had been about winning and being the best, but now his goal was to make sure his friendship with Gobi continued well after the finish line. Before any of the details could be worked out, however, Gobi went missing in one of China's sprawling cities. With the help of strangers and support from all around the globe, Dion set out to find Gobi and reunite with the amazing animal who had proved to him and the world that miracles are possible.