Dion Leonard is a 42 year old Australian/British runner who currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Dion started running in 2013 and has already achieved numerous top 10 finishes in ultra races around the world in the most extreme conditions. Dion has 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 3 times (winning it in 2017) and the Gobi Desert 250km and Cambodia 220km.
With dedication, perseverance and determination it’s possible to conquer extraordinary challenges whether that is against the desert or day to day life. Dion's drive to succeed in not only ultra racing but life in general is unquestionably one of his strengths.
Dion has appeared on live television; CNN, Good Morning Britain, CBS, ABC America, ESPN, CCTV, BBC Breakfast and BBC World; Live radio interviews with BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Outlook, Talk Sport UK, NPR America, ABC Radio Australia, Eric Zane Show and many others; Dion has also been interviewed by China Daily, The Times, Washington Post, UK Independent, USA Today, Canadian Post, to name a few.
Dion has been invited to speak at numerous motivational, inspirational and corporate events ranging from hosting Duke of Edinburgh awards with Prince Edward, After dinner speaking to 450+ business attendees to presenting to 300+ school children. Whatever the situation Dion is available to engage, motivate and inspire your event.
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