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Downtown Bend: Finding Gobi

Saturday, August 21, 2021
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location
Downtown Bend Library
Brooks Room
Description
Come and be taken on a journey, a true & inspiring story with New York Times bestselling author, Dion Leonard & his incredible dog, Gobi. Wearing a face covering is required at all in-person, indoor events.

Dion was competing in a 155 mile running race across the Gobi desert in China and a stray dog joined him for 77 miles and it changed both their lives forever. Hear about the drama, the heart ache & the near loss as Gobi goes missing in the huge city of Urumqi. Dion's quest to find Gobi would change both of their lives forever.

It's an afternoon event not to be missed. You will get the chance to meet the duo, listen to their heartwarming story and have the opportunity to pick up your very own pawtographed and autographed copy of the book.

Dion Leonard - Ultra Runner & best selling author of "Finding Gobi".
In 2016 Dion Leonard was competing in a 155 mile running race across the Gobi desert in China when a stray dog joined him for 77 miles and it changed both their lives forever. Read more about this amazing true story and incredible journey at www.findinggobi.com.

Dion started running in 2013 and has already achieved numerous top 10 finishes in ultra races around the world in the most extreme conditions. He's not only competed in but completed some of the world's toughest multi stage ultra running races across the most inhospitable landscapes including two times at the "Toughest Footrace on Earth" the brutal 250km Marathon Des Sables. Dion has also run South Africa's 250km Kalahari Extreme Desert Race three times (winning in 2017), the Gobi Desert 250km, MDS Peru 250km, Cambodia 220km, Hurt 100, Mt Gaoligong 100 mile, Triple Crown of 200 milers and winning the inaugural 2019 Delirious West 200 in Australia.

In 2019 Dion became the first man to complete both the Grand Slam of 100's and the Leadman series in the one year, silver buckling at all 100's. In July 2021 Dion will be running the toughest race on earth, the Badwater 135 in Death Valley.



Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Presenter
Dion Leonard & Gobi
Contact
Laurel Westendorf | laurelw@deschuteslibrary.org | 541-312-1029
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