September 21, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Sonny Lindner

Sonny Lindner

Bib Number: 44
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. ”

Awards

Sportsmanship — Sponsored by Fred Meyer

2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:34:00 6
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:37:00 6 1h 3m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:24:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 15:45:00 16 3/03 15:45:00 16 0h 0m 4h 21m 11.95 52
Nulato 3/04 03:23:00 16 3/04 09:37:00 16 6h 14m 11h 38m 4.47 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 16:44:00 16 3/04 23:59:00 16 7h 15m 7h 7m 5.90 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 20:07:00 16 3/06 01:48:00 15 5h 41m 20h 8m 3.48 70
Grayling 1 3/06 09:14:00 15 3/07 09:57:00 12 24h 43m 7h 26m 8.07 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/07 14:06:00 12 3/07 16:50:00 12 2h 44m 4h 9m 4.34 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/07 20:12:00 12 3/08 04:13:00 12 8h 1m 3h 22m 5.35 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 16:33:00 12 3/08 17:17:00 12 0h 44m 12h 20m 4.86 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 06:35:00 12 3/09 06:35:00 11 0h 0m 13h 18m 5.26 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 08:40:00 11 3/09 08:44:00 11 0h 4m 2h 5m 43.20 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 11:12:00 11 3/09 17:45:00 11 6h 33m 2h 28m 17.03 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 00:45:00 11 3/10 07:14:00 11 6h 29m 7h 0m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/10 15:15:00 11 3/10 23:12:00 10 7h 57m 8h 1m 5.99 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 09:23:00 10 3/11 15:18:00 10 5h 55m 10h 11m 4.52 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 20:46:00 10 3/12 02:34:00 10 5h 48m 5h 28m 10.06 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 08:48:00 10 3/12 13:52:00 10 5h 4m 6h 14m 3.53 ✔ ✔ 22