It was the day of the 155-mile 7-day ultra-marathon called the Gobi March, June 20 of 2016, for good reason — the race went clear across the infamous Gobi Desert, not a kind area to pound the dirt in a pair of running shoes, but that’s the whole point.
One ultra marathon runner by the name of Dion Leonard came across the pup as she was begging for food among the many other competitors around campfires. Thankfully, a lot of them gave up some of their food just so the dog could eat!
Oddly enough, Dion wasn’t feelin’ the idea of feeding a dog during a race across a desert until the very next day….
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