“He found a family in a desert”: Teh inspiring story of a stray dog and a marathon runner

The dog was competing against a professional runner

There is absolutely no need to wait for a specific moment or find perfect conditions to pick up a dog from the street. It simply happens on its own. And a living proof of this is a small stray dog named Gobi from China.

In 2016, a dog finally found an owner while running a 155-mile marathon in China’s Gobi Desert.

The dog was competing against professional Scottish runner Dion Leonard in the race.

“On the second day of the race, he stood next to me, constantly looking at me as I stood at the start of the next part of the race,” Dion remembered.

“I thought that this little dog wouldn’t follow me for long, but in the end, he managed to cover a distance of 23 miles,” says the author.

The dog was unable to complete the entire race due to bad weather, but race organizers transported him so he could always be with Leonard.

The athlete decided to bring the dog to Scotland after this memorable race, regardless of the administrative and financial difficulties.

Leonard declared, “Gobi has chosen me as a life companion, so I will try my best, with the help of people from all over the world, to make it happen.”

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