Finding Gobi

Dion Leonard

Showing Sat 9 November, 7.30pm

Finding Gobi

This production ended on 09/11/2019

Synopsis

Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crossed paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The little dog, who would later earn 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 the black sands of the desert, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

As Dion witnessed the incredible determination and heart of this small animal, he found his own heart undergoing a change. He felt he had found a new outlook on life and sacrificed his position at the finish line to keep Gobi with him and, after a viral outpouring of assistance via the internet, to bring home the little dog that had changed his life.

In 2017 their story became a New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller. Dion and Gobi’s heart-warming and inspiring story has appeared on television around the world; come and hear Dion tell the story himself and pick up your own copy of the book.

Prices £15, £8