Join us Saturday, August 3rd for an evening with best selling author and ultrarunner Dion Leonard.
Dion Leonard is an Australian/British runner who currently lives in Chamonix, France.
Dion started running in 2013 and has already achieved numerous top 10 finishes (including wins) 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 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), the Gobi Desert 250km, Cambodia 220km, Mount Gaoligong Ultra 100 mile, HURT 100 mile,coming second in the Triple Crown of 200 miles ( Bigfoot 200, Tahoe 200 and Moab 240) and winning the inaugural Delirious West 200 in Australia. in 2019 Dion is aiming to complete the Grand Slam of 100's and Leadman series in the United States.
In 2016 Dion was competing in a 155 mile race across the Gobi desert when a stray dog joined him for 77 miles and it changed both of their lives forever. The story went viral and has gone on to become a New York Times Bestseller and a film deal with 20th Century Fox. Come and listen to Dion’s story from fat to fit and get a pawtograped copy of the International Bestseller ‘Finding Gobi’