September 22, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Linwood Fiedler

Linwood Fiedler

Bib Number: 31
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Linwood Fiedler, 65, was born in Vermont. He received his BSW at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

He began mushing in Montana in 1997 and moved to Alaska “to race the Iditarod and raise my family” in 1990. He has run 24 Iditarods, placing in the top ten several times and was a second place finisher in 2001.

For the last 19 years he has owned and operated, with his son, Dalton, Alaska Heli-Mush, Inc., an exciting glacier sled dog tour business on the Juneau Icefield .

He is also the co-founder of Arctic Paws for Service, a service dog organization assisting Alaskan families experience the healing powers of service dogs.

Linwood says, “Mushing is what surrounds our life at the Fiedler home. I’ve been fortunate to have the support of the best wife and family a person could ask for. After many runs to Nome with the hardships and victories it has brought me, it’s always been the love of my family and the connection I have with my dogs that get me through.”

Awards

First to the Yukon — Sponsored by Millennium Alaskan Hotel
Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by PenAir

2001 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:06:00 10
Willow 3/04 12:00:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 15:45:00 16 3/04 15:51:00 16 0h 6m 3h 45m 12.00 45
Skwentna 3/04 19:46:00 16 3/04 19:47:00 16 0h 1m 3h 55m 8.68 34
Finger Lake 3/05 00:22:00 16 3/05 06:35:00 16 6h 13m 4h 35m 9.82 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 09:46:00 16 3/05 10:51:00 16 1h 5m 3h 11m 9.42 30
Rohn 3/05 14:55:00 16 3/05 22:55:00 16 8h 0m 4h 4m 11.80 48
Nikolai 3/06 08:01:00 16 3/06 14:22:00 15 6h 21m 9h 6m 10.22 93
McGrath 3/06 19:41:00 15 3/06 19:49:00 14 0h 8m 5h 19m 9.03 48
Takotna 3/06 22:01:00 14 3/07 04:11:00 13 6h 10m 2h 12m 10.45 23
Ophir 3/07 06:35:00 13 3/07 07:00:00 13 0h 25m 2h 24m 15.83 38
Iditarod 3/08 02:18:00 13 3/08 10:00:00 13 7h 42m 19h 18m 4.66 90
Shageluk 3/08 18:37:00 13 3/08 18:39:00 13 0h 2m 8h 37m 7.54 65
Anvik 3/08 22:14:00 13 3/09 23:30:00 13 25h 16m 3h 35m -18.14 ✔ -65
Grayling 3/10 02:40:00 13 3/10 02:45:00 13 0h 5m 3h 10m 34.11 ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/10 11:29:00 13 3/10 19:29:00 12 8h 0m 8h 44m 6.87 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/11 06:31:00 12 3/11 12:31:00 12 6h 0m 11h 2m 6.34 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/11 22:36:00 12 3/12 03:35:00 12 4h 59m 10h 5m 8.93 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 09:43:00 12 3/12 12:40:00 12 2h 57m 6h 8m 6.52 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 19:39:00 12 3/13 01:48:00 11 6h 9m 6h 59m 8.31 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/13 09:48:00 11 3/13 12:54:00 11 3h 6m 8h 0m 6.00 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 19:18:00 11 3/14 05:09:00 10 9h 51m 6h 24m 7.19 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 11:44:00 10 3/14 11:45:00 10 0h 1m 6h 35m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 14:58:57 10 3h 13m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 22