June 19, 2018

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2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Sonny Lindner

Sonny Lindner

Bib Number: 59
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. ”


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 12:07:00 12
BLM 3/12 15:18:00 9 3/12 23:20:00 8 8h 2m 147h 11m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 06:14:00 8 3/13 13:42:00 8 7h 28m 6h 54m 4.49 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/13 20:05:00 8 3/14 01:27:00 8 5h 22m 6h 23m 2.66 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 05:54:00 8 3/14 12:00:00 8 6h 6m 4h 27m 7.64 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 03:00:00 8 15h 0m 3.00 ✔ ✔ Scratched 45
Ophir 3/11 21:55:00 9 3/12 06:18:00 9 8h 23m ✔ 280
Cripple 3/11 04:00:00 3/11 09:01:00 9 5h 1m -27h -18m -2.20 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 13:03:00 -116h -58m -0.96 112
Galena 3/07 11:54:00 16 52
Nulato 3/07 14:55:00 16 3/07 14:59:00 16 0h 4m 3h 1m 17.24 52
Kaltag 3/07 17:39:00 16 16 2h 40m 15.75 42
Unalakleet 3/08 04:15:00 16 3/08 04:34:00 13 0h 19m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 13:41:00 13 3/08 13:50:00 12 0h 9m 9h 7m 4.39 40
Koyuk 3/08 18:00:00 12 3/09 01:05:00 11 7h 5m 4h 10m 13.92 58
Elim 3/09 14:05:00 11 3/09 16:34:00 11 2h 29m 13h 0m 3.69 48
White Mountain 3/09 22:06:00 11 3/10 23:04:00 11 24h 58m 5h 32m 8.31 ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 01:04:00 11 3/11 01:08:00 10 0h 4m 2h 0m 27.50 ✔ 55