June 21, 2018

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2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Sonny Lindner

Sonny Lindner

Bib Number: 61
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. ”


2007 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 12:12:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 13:16:00 12 1h 4m 0.00
Willow 3/04 15:58:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 19:21:00 16 3/04 19:29:00 15 0h 8m 3h 23m 13.30 45
Skwentna 3/04 23:23:00 15 3/05 02:00:00 15 2h 37m 3h 54m 8.72 34
Finger Lake 3/05 08:49:00 15 13 6h 49m 6.60 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 16:51:00 13 3/05 20:00:00 13 3h 9m 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 01:30:00 13 3/06 08:30:00 13 7h 0m 5h 30m 8.73 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/06 17:49:00 13 3/07 01:16:00 12 7h 27m 9h 19m 8.59 80
McGrath 3/07 06:38:00 12 3/08 07:26:00 12 24h 48m 5h 22m 8.94 ✔ 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/08 09:19:00 12 3/08 09:21:00 12 0h 2m 1h 53m 9.56 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 11:29:00 12 3/08 16:41:00 11 5h 12m 2h 8m 11.72 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 09:10:00 11 3/09 16:20:00 11 7h 10m 16h 29m 5.46 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/10 00:48:00 11 3/10 08:50:00 11 8h 2m 8h 28m 7.68 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/10 11:32:00 11 3/10 11:34:00 11 0h 2m 2h 42m 9.26 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 14:15:00 11 3/10 21:07:00 11 6h 52m 2h 41m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 06:37:00 11 3/11 13:41:00 11 7h 4m 8h 30m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/11 21:15:00 11 3/12 06:30:00 10 9h 15m 7h 34m 9.25 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/12 18:35:00 10 3/13 00:35:00 10 6h 0m 12h 5m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/13 06:31:00 10 3/13 11:55:00 9 5h 24m 5h 56m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/13 17:47:00 9 3/13 23:43:00 9 5h 56m 5h 52m 8.18 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/14 05:44:00 9 3/14 09:30:00 9 3h 46m 6h 1m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 15:51:00 9 3/14 23:52:00 9 8h 1m 6h 21m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 06:21:00 9 3/15 06:25:00 9 0h 4m 6h 29m 8.48 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 09:28:05 9 3h 3m 7.21 ✔ ✔ 22