September 25, 2018

Musher Details

2002 Iditarod » Mushers » Sonny Lindner

Sonny Lindner

Bib Number: 34
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska


Biography

Sonny Lindner, 64, was born in Michigan on Christmas Eve. He came to Alaska in 1970 and attended the University of Alaska at Fairbanks where he graduated in 1972. He began mushing in the early 70’s and became interested in the Iditarod in 1976 when he had friends having fun running the race. He was the winner of the first Yukon Quest. He finished fourth in the All Alaska Sweepstakes in 2008. Sonny lists his occupation as “farming, dogs and construction.” He has four adult children, Erika, R.T., Chad and Ava, and two young children, Sarah, 12, and Sam, 10. His partner is Gina. He is also a grandfather. He says, “I enjoy spending the year training and working with sled dogs. I go in the race to see if they have learned well. ”


2002 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 11:12:00 12
Eagle River 3/02 14:10:00 12 2h 58m 0.00
Wasilla 3/03 11:12:00 16 29
Knik 3/03 12:20:00 16 3/03 12:22:00 16 0h 2m 1h 8m 12.35 14
Yentna Station 3/03 19:57:00 16 3/03 20:02:00 16 0h 5m 7h 35m 6.86 52
Skwentna 3/03 22:41:00 16 3/04 04:43:00 16 6h 2m 2h 39m 12.83 34
Finger Lake 3/04 08:37:00 16 3/04 08:45:00 15 0h 8m 3h 54m 11.54 45
Rainy Pass 3/04 12:51:00 15 3/04 18:38:00 15 5h 47m 4h 6m 7.32 30
Rohn 3/04 22:35:00 15 3/05 06:10:00 14 7h 35m 3h 57m 12.15 48
Nikolai 3/05 14:44:00 14 3/05 20:54:00 14 6h 10m 8h 34m 10.86 93
McGrath 3/06 02:09:00 14 3/06 02:15:00 13 0h 6m 5h 15m 9.14 48
Takotna 3/06 04:36:00 13 3/07 05:50:00 12 25h 14m 2h 21m 9.79 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/07 08:01:00 12 3/07 08:38:00 12 0h 37m 2h 11m 17.40 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/07 23:20:00 12 3/08 07:20:00 12 8h 0m 14h 42m 4.08 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/08 19:55:00 12 3/09 00:05:00 12 4h 10m 12h 35m 8.90 ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 06:13:00 12 3/09 14:36:00 12 8h 23m 6h 8m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 20:00:00 12 3/10 01:04:00 12 5h 4m 5h 24m 9.63 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 05:29:00 12 3/10 11:02:00 12 5h 33m 4h 25m 9.51 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/10 21:15:00 12 3/11 02:30:00 12 5h 15m 10h 13m 8.81 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 09:03:00 12 3/11 15:15:00 12 6h 12m 6h 33m 6.11 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 20:54:00 12 3/12 01:05:00 11 4h 11m 5h 39m 10.27 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/12 06:18:00 11 3/12 06:45:00 11 0h 27m 5h 13m 9.20 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 12:18:00 11 3/12 20:19:00 11 8h 1m 5h 33m 8.29 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 02:16:00 11 3/13 02:16:00 11 0h 0m 5h 57m 9.24 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 05:08:29 11 2h 52m 7.67 ✔ ✔ 22