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Finding Gobi Events and News 
Finding Gobi in South Africa 
9th November 2017
Dion Leonard was in South Africa for the launch of the International Bestseller; Finding Gobi and he spoke to the Expresso Breakfast Show in Cape Town: https://tinyurl.com/FG-ExpressoTV

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Finding Gobi-Inspiring Children's Fitness 
24th October 2017
Dallas News reports how Finding Gobi has inspired Children and Adults to start running: https://tinyurl.com/DallasNEWS-FG

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Finding Gobi to be published in China 
3rd October 2017 
Finding Gobi will be published where it all began, China. The International Bestseller by Dion Leonard will be published in simplified and traditional Chinese language in early 2018 which coincides with 'Year of the Dog': 

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Finding Gobi -Wall Street Journal Bestseller
14th September 2017
Finding Gobi reaches number 9 in the WSJ Non Fiction E-Books Bestseller List: 

La Búsqueda De Gobi
13th September 2017
Una historia real conmovedora ahora está disponible en España.
La Búsqueda De Gobi 'Betseller Internacional' disponible ahora y revisar en:https://tinyurl.com/Gobi-Espana

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Finding Gobi -Number 3 on NYT Bestseller List
13th September 2017
New York Times has published it's latest 'Bestseller List' with Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard at Number 3. 

Inspiring Animal of the Year- Gobi
11th September 2017
Gobi was awarded at The Mirror's Animal Hero Awards the 'Inspiring Animal of the Year' award: https://tinyurl.com/mirror-FG

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Book of the Decade
9th September 2017
Finding Gobi the International Bestseller by Dion Leonard has been described by Milly Adams from Frost Magazine as Book of the Decade. Read her review here: https://tinyurl.com/frost-FG

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A Tale of an UltraMarathoner and A Lost Dog
5th September 2017
Dion Leonard spoke to Travel with the Hawkeye radio show about the incredible true story of Finding Gobi: https://tinyurl.com/HawkEye-FG

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Finding Gobi -Book Corner Review 
3rd September 2017
Kennel Club Library - The largest canine literature collection in Europe reviewed both the Finding Gobi Adult and Young Readers edition to positive reviews. 

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Finding Gobi Young Readers and Children's Picture Book - Available Now
29th August 2017
Launch Day: Finding Gobi Young Readers edition and Children's Picture book available now. Order at http://www.findinggobi.com/young-adult-book-Dion-Leonard

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Finding Gobi For Children
29th August 2017
Parenting in Progress reviews the new Finding Gobi 'Young Readers' and Children Picture Book: http://parentinginprogress.net/gobi/

Bringing Gobi Home - You Magazine 
29th August 2017
The South African launch of Finding Gobi has featured the book in the latest copy of SA's YOU Magazine

Finding Gobi is available now in South Africa via: Exclusive Books, Bargain Books, Independent Retailers and online at Loot & TakeALot.

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How 'Finding Gobi' Lead to Animal Advocates
29th August 2017
Dion and Gobi's story is a feel good story in more than just one way. Niagara Weekly looks at how: https://tinyurl.com/NW-Finding-Gobi

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Finding Gobi - Perfect For Reading With Kids
28th August 2017
Finding Gobi 'Young Readers' edition; The true story of one little dogs big journey is now available for 8-16 year olds. Guam Post review: https://tinyurl.com/Guam-Finding-Gobi

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Canadian Running - Finding Gobi 
27th August 2017
Canadian Running Magazine review the Finding Gobi book and how ultra marathon runner Dion Leonard was changed by a little stray dog. 

Something Happened In China That Changed Everything 
10th August 2017
Ultramarathoner Dion Leonard spoke to American Airline Magazine, American Way on running in the Gobi Desert and Finding Gobi:

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I Wasn't Always A Runner! 
3rd August 2017
Dion Leonard talks about how he started running, what drives him to compete and how 'Finding Gobi' changed him: https://tinyurl.com/Trail-Kale-Finding-Gobi

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Finding Gobi International Bestseller 
1st August 2017
Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard has hit official Bestsellers List in United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom. 



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Jog with Gobi
31st July 2017
Come and 'Jog with Gobi' on the Edinburgh promenade to raise vital funds for Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.
Sunday 13th August, 10am at EDCH - Tickets £5 http:www.edch.org.uk/event/gobi

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Finding Gobi Bestseller List -Canada
29th July 2017
Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard has spent 5 weeks in a row on the Canadian Non Fiction Bestsellers List. Thanks to all our Canadian supporters for making this happen!

'Stirring Tale of Mates on the Run'
26th July 2017
Dion Leonard spoke to the West Australian newspaper on his bond with Gobi and the release of the Bestselling Book, Finding Gobi: https://tinyurl.com/West-Australian-News

Dion and Gobi on Channel 9 'Today Show'
20th July 2017
Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog spoke with Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys about the launch of the Finding Gobi book in Australia of which it has already reached the Bestsellers List.

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砂漠に現れたレース伴走犬ゴビ 二人三脚で世界駆ける 
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17th July 2017
Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard to be released in Japan from Harper Collins Japan in December 2018: tinyurl.com/Nikkei-Online 

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Finding Gobi U.S Debut on Bestsellers List
14th July 2017
Finding Gobi the International Bestseller by Dion Leonard debuted on the United States Publishers Weekly 'Trade Paper' Bestsellers List: https://tinyurl.com/PW-Bestsellers-List

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The Books Canadians Read This Week: Finding Gobi 
14th July 2017
Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard the International Bestseller second week on the Canadian Non Fiction Bestsellers  list at Number 2: https://tinyurl.com/Canadian-bestsellers-list

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The Morning Show Canada interview Dion and Gobi
15th July 2017
Jeff McArthur from The Morning Show, Global News Canada spoke with Dion Leonard and Gobi recently about Finding Gobi, the International Bestselling book that is number 2 on the Non Fiction Bestsellers List in Canada. Watch for Gobi's cuteness overload on her own chair during the interview.

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Finding Gobi Changed Everything
11th July 2017
Dion Leonard spoke with the Warwick Daily News about growing up in Warwick, Australia and Finding Gobi: https://tinyurl.com/warwickdailynews

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Finding Gobi, A Book Based on the Life Of A Lucky Dog
7th July 2017
Gobi the dog ran an ultra marathon; she now has a book deal: https://tinyurl.com/star2-com

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Gobi Runs Her Way Into Dion's Heart
7th July 2017
Amazing true story of Finding Gobi and how the stray dog named Gobi  ran into Dion Leonards heart and home:

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Gobi shines at 'Duke of Edinburgh' Awards
5th July 2017
Gobi the dog is the first ever dog to hand out the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Awards with Dion Leonard accompanying her alongside Prince Edward. 'Earl of Wessex' :

Dion and Gobi on NBC 'Today Show'
3rd July 2017
Dion and Gobi caught up with Jenna Bush from the NBC Today Show in New York's Central Park and spoke about the release of their book Finding Gobi, the heartwarming, inspirational and true story of 2016 that has taken the world by storm.

Dion and Gobi Co- Host 'Refresh'
30th June 2017
Dion and Gobi visited the Little Things online television channel and co-hosted the show 'Refresh' with presenter Cassie Morris. Here's part of the show discussing all things Finding Gobi.

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The dog that ran 155 miles to find a home
29th June 2017
Dion Leonard recalls meeting Gobi and the journey and connection they formed in the Chinese Gobi Desert and the new book release Finding Gobi: https://tinyurl.com/dog-time-com

Dion and Gobi on Bold Global Media TV
28th June 2017
Dion Leonard and Gobi joined Carrie Sheffield and Clay Aiken on the set of Bold TV with Adam Sparrow from Bookstr.com

CNN en Espanol interviews Dion and Gobi
28th June 2017
El marotonista inglés Dion Leonard encontró a una perrita callejera que lo acompañó a recorrer el desierto de Gobi en China. Leonard no pudo regresar con ella a Gran Bretaña por lo que decidió dejarla al cuidado de unos amigos. 'Gobi' se perdió por 10 días en China hasta que Leonard llegó para buscarla.Source: CNN

Love story of dog and Australian runner in Gobi Desert captures hearts
28th June 2017
Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog's  story of fate and love captures hearts in Singapore. Full interview: https://tinyurl.com/yappkxzt


Finding Gobi: A Miraculous Tale of Love and Sacrifice
27th June 2017
Beliefnet takes a look at Dion Leonard's new book Finding Gobi and his inspirational story about a little stray dog named Gobi: https://tinyurl.com/belief-net-com

Associated Press interview Dion and Gobi
22nd June 2017
Leanne Italie interviews Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog about a rugged race in China, the recently released book Finding Gobi and the upcoming movie production. Originally posted: https://tinyurl.com/ybm5xw8h

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'The Current' interviews Gobi 
22nd June 2017
Anna Maria Tremonti from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC Radio) program 'The Current' interviews Gobi the Dog and Dion Leonard on their remarkable true story; Finding Gobi https://tinyurl.com/the-current-cbc

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Scruffy Little Dog Named Gobi Scores Book, Movie Deals
21st June 2017
New York Times interviews Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog on their incredible 12 months since meeting each other in the Gobi Desert: https://tinyurl.com/y7ynnevs

Dion and Gobi on 'The Social'
21st June 2017
CTV and 'The Social' ladies had Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog on the couch to discuss Finding Gobi and their incredible true story of love and hope.

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Hello, Gobi: How a stray dog ran an ultramarathon with me (and stole my heart). 
                                     13th June 2017                                         
Dion Leonard shares an excerpt of his book Finding Gobi with Fox News: https://tinyurl.com/ybsz2kjt

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Finding Gobi: It Was Fate
13th June 2017
Ultramarathon Runner Dion Leonard writes a Memoir about the stray dog Gobi the Dog who found him in a race: ‘It Was Fate’: https://tinyurl.com/ybg2kjgb

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La Búsqueda De Gobi
13th June 2017
Relata el inusual encuentro entre un ultramaratonista y una perrita callejera: https://tinyurl.com/ybycr9zh

Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog spoke to USA Today's Humankind on Facebook Live about Finding Gobi book.
Dion and Gobi on Humankind
13th June 2017
Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog spoke to USA Today's Humankind on Facebook Live about the Finding Gobi book: https://tinyurl.com/yapcsxqq

The Australian Runners Love Story
11th June 2017
Channel 7 Australia's Sunday Night Program flew to Urumqi, Beijing and Edinburgh to uncover the story of Dion Leonard and  Finding Gobi. 

 Meet Dion and Gobi 
11th June 2017
Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog are in the U.S and Canada during June to promote Finding Gobi. Come and meet them at this NYC and New Jersey event.

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New York Post with Finding Gobi
10th June 2017
This adorable dog named Gobi ran an ultramarathon — and won an owner. Dion Leonard talks to NYP about Gobi the Dog and their journey to a new home https://tinyurl.com/yddjwjvw

 CNBC - How Finding Gobi has helped Dion
9th June 2017
Dion Leonard and his top 3 'Mental Toughness' tips whether running or life in general.
Full Interview here: https://tinyurl.com/y9thkcau

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Finding Gobi Sunday Times Bestseller 
9th June 2017
Finding Gobi  the incredible true story of Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog after its first week of release has rocketed into the Sunday Times Bestseller list.

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Paw-tograph anyone? 
 8th June 2017
Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog officially launched their book/s Finding Gobi in Edinburgh last night with over 100 attendees coming to meet the pair. Guests traveled as far away as Australia, Spain and Holland to get a Gobi pawtograph on their books.

Live at Five -STV
6th June 2017
Dion and Lucja Leonard with Gobi the Dog on 'Live at Five' for their first television interview as a family, discussing the book release Finding Gobi and the upcoming movie. 

How many tricks can Gobi the Dog perform? 
5th June 2017
Dion Leonard showed the CBBC Blue Peter children's television program show how many doggie tricks Gobi can perform. 

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Finding Gobi in 'The Sun'
2nd June 2017
Dion Leonard spoke about the lengths and sacrifices made to bring Gobi home and the upcoming book launch from it and the movie deal with Hollywood. https://tinyurl.com/ybb7fve6

Dion and Gobi on CBBC 'Blue Peter'
1st June 2017
Gobi the Dog and Dion Leonard star on the BBC children's TV program Blue Peter and discuss Finding Gobi  https://youtu.be/FNiRHHvV63c

BBC News 'Finding Gobi' with Annita McVeigh
31st May 2017
Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog met with Annita McVeigh to tell her their amazing story and journey from meeting in the Gobi Desert to arriving home in the U.K. 

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Dion and Gobi melt hearts on ITV 'This Morning' program
31st May 2017
Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog  had viewers in tears with their amazing true story of  Finding Gobi 

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Finding Gobi on ITV 'This Morning'
31st May 2017
Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford spoke to Dion Leonard and Gobi the dog about their incredible story covering newly 5000 miles from the Chinese Gobi Desert to Edinburgh UK https://youtu.be/zyJIdCEkRfs. 

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Lonely Planet on 'Finding Gobi' in the Chinese Desert
28th May 2017
Lonely Planet news features a story on Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog and their 77 mile journey together across the Gobi Desert. 



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Dion Leonard speaks to The Times on 'Finding Gobi'
May 27th 2017
Dion Leonard spoke with Anna Maxted from The Times and explains why he made the sacrifices he did for a small stray desert dog.  

Finding Gobi book signing event. Meet Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog in London
Finding Gobi Signing Event-London
26th May
Come and Meet Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog at Waterstones Kensington, London 0n 31st May at 6pm. More info at: https://tinyurl.com/y7qf6yqe

Gobi's Pawesome Day in Publishing
24th May 2017
Come behind the scenes of Finding Gobi available to preorder now


Finding Gobi Launch Event. Meet Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog in Edinburgh
Finding Gobi Launch Event-Edinburgh
23rd May 2017
Come and Meet Dion Leonard and Gobi the Dog at Waterstones Edinburgh on 7th June. Tickets are free but limited and available: https://tinyurl.com/l59azgg

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Travel Wire Asia
Dion Leonard and Finding Gobi - Love Story
23rd May 2017
Gobi Desert - An unlikely setting for a canine love story, that is until Dion Leonard met Gobi the Dog https://tinyurl.com/lr3zj7w

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Daily Mail - Finding Gobi book by Dion Leonard UK Launch
21st May 2017
Dion Leonard shares a sneak peek about the tenacious little stray dog, later named Gobi that followed him home in the UK Daily Mail:

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Parade Magazine Finding Gobi Interview and  'Sneak Peek"
16th May 2017
For an excerpt from the book Finding Gobi and to see adorable photos of Gobi and Dion Leonard check out US Parade Magazine interview: http://tinyurl.com/mj26h2r

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Finding Gobi by 
Dion Leonard 
4 Weeks to Go
4th May 2017
Discover the untold story of a man and a stray dog that captured hearts around the world. Read the rollercoaster ride of the story you haven't heard yet which changed both Dion and Gobi's lives forever.  Preorder it now here

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Finding Gobi 'Most Popular' book review
3rd May 2017
Publishers Weekly Finding Gobi review was the most popular and most read of the week ending 30th May. PW is the bible of reviewers in the U.S - To read the review: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-7180-9857-5

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Win a trip to meet Dion and Gobi in New York City
1st May 2017
As part of the Finding Gobi book release tour to the United States in June, you can enter sweepstakes to win a trip to N.Y.C to meet them.
*U.S Residents only, T&C's apply.

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Finding Gobi book review by Publishers Weekly   
25th April 2017 
Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard has received an excellent review from U.S trade book review magazine Publishers Weekly. 
PW: "Leonard and Gobi's story represents the power of people working together and the profound depth of feeling possible between a man and his dog".

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Finding Gobi on the Eric Zane Show
20th April 2017
Dion Leonard speaks to Eric Zane show about all things Finding Gobi - The book, the film and what Gobi does to get herself in trouble!

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 'Edinburgh Easter Pupdate'
16th April 2017
It's been 3 months since Dion Leonard and Gobi arrived in the UK  - Catch the latest 'pupdate' to hear how Gobi's settling into UK life, Finding Gobi book launch and Dion and Gobi's future plans.

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Gobi the Dog ESPN 'National Puppy Day' Feature 
March 23rd 2017
Dion Leonard talks to ESPN about the bond he formed with Gobi during a 155 mile race across the Gobi desert and the journey that began to bring her home.

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20th Century Fox to make Finding Gobi Movie
15th March 2017
Finding Gobi is to be made into a movie for the big screen. Not just a dog story Finding Gobi is the perfect combination of adventure, mystery, love and discovery of self that makes us all appreciate the Gobi's in our lives. 

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Dion and Gobi at 
 2017 London Book Fair 
14th March 2017
Dion Leonard spoke to London Book Fair TV on the opening day of the show to discuss the upcoming book release of Finding Gobi -The amazing  true story of their incredible journey which began in the middle of the Gobi desert during a 155 mile race which Gobi a stray dog joined him in.

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Gobi the Dog learns English
Deadline News
23rd February 2017
Dion Leonard and a Chinese translator had some fun teaching Gobi the dog English lessons after her arrival in the UK. 


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Finding Gobi
Book Launch 
8th February 2017
Finding Gobi released globally from the 1st June. The amazing true story of Dion and Gobi's  incredible journey which began in the middle of the Gobi desert during a 155 mile race which Gobi a stray dog joined Dion in. 


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Dion and Gobi on Good Morning Britain
9th January 2017
After arriving back in the UK Dion and Gobi the dog's first TV interview was with ITV's GMB with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. 


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Dion with Phil Williams BBC 5 Live 
4th January 2017
Dion speaks with Phil Williams about everything Gobi the Dog and their remarkable journey from Beijing to UK.


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Gobi is on Wikipedia
1st January 2017
Gobi the dog has her own Wikipedia page!
 
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