Fell in love running.
It's strange how you meet someone and develop a special bond in such a short period of time. It seems like that person is everything to you and the one you cannot live without.
Gobi is a stray dog who has a special bond of love with the Scottish marathoner Dion Leonard. The story of Gobi and Dion is heart touching, full of ups and downs , a tragedy but with a happy ending.
After finishing a 155-mile race, a medal did put a smile on the face of Scottish marathoner Dion Leonard.
It was not the medal behind his sunshine smile but the little buddy that he made along the way. His little cute buddy made his trip worthwhile. A 7-day run in China's Gobi desert is not everyone's cup of tea.
That buddy was none other than a small stray dog who joined him for half the distance which is unbelievable for someone so tiny.
He named her Gobi after their meeting place.
He decided to bring her home with him. He waited back in Scotland for the customs and adoption procedures to finish up.
Sadly, his sweet girl ran away from the friend's place he left her at. He was heartbroken upon hearing such sad news.
He immediately booked tickets to China. With the hope to find her he papered the town with fliers.
The bond formed in the desert between the two was a special one. This was evident from the way she came running to him when they found her.
She was taken by someone who happened to see the fliers.