June 25, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Bruce Linton

Bruce Linton

Bib Number: 23
Hometown: Kasilof, Alaska
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Biography

Bruce Linton, 49, was born in New York City and was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He studied at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where he received two degrees, one in Environmental Science and the other in Mathematics/Computer Science. Soon after graduation, Bruce worked as an Environmental Scientist near Boston and at the same time pursued his Master’s Degree in Hazardous Waste Management at Tufts University. In 1994, he moved to Vermont and worked for the State of Vermont as an Environmental Analyst.

In 1998, he began mushing and soon after started a dog sled touring business called Green Mountain Dog Sled Adventures. Green Mountain Dog Sled Adventures grew quickly and in 2004 Bruce resigned from his State job to run his sled dog touring business full time. Unexpectedly, the touring business took over his life and he realized that he couldn’t live his dreams of training and racing his dogs while at the same time running his business.

Bruce made the big move from Vermont to Alaska in the summer of 2006 with his wife Melissa so that he could fulfill his lifelong dream of running the Iditarod. He has completed the last five Iditarods and has bettered his finishing position each year.

In his spare time Bruce enjoys running marathons and competing in triathlons. He has completed 12 marathons, three Ironman triathlons, and hundreds of other athletic events. Bruce has managed to fulfill all of these accomplishments as a Type 1 diabetic which brings its own set of challenges. Bruce is committed to raise awareness about diabetes and to spread his message that diabetes can achieve anything as long as they take care of themselves, live a healthy lifestyle, and “dream big” with a positive attitude. Bruce believes that diabetes should not be limited by their medical condition and has renamed his kennel to align with that philosophy – No Limits Sled Dog Kennel. He has given talks about the Iditarod and living one’s dream to thousands of children around the country and has been featured in several TV shows.

When Bruce is not training his dogs or giving presentations, he is an Environmental Compliance Officer for Homer Electric Association. Bruce and Melissa have a 3 year old son named Brody and a one year old daughter named Shea.


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 10:48:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 11:56:00 12 1h 8m 0.00
Willow 3/04 14:42:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:15:00 16 3/04 18:36:00 15 0h 21m 3h 33m 12.68 45
Skwentna 3/05 07:13:00 15 3/05 08:00:00 14 0h 47m 12h 37m 2.69 34
Finger Lake 3/05 13:32:00 14 3/05 18:39:00 12 5h 7m 5h 32m 8.13 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 22:47:00 12 3/07 07:22:00 12 32h 35m 4h 8m 7.26 ✔ 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/07 12:35:00 12 3/07 20:05:00 12 7h 30m 5h 13m 9.20 ✔ 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/08 15:35:00 12 3/09 08:33:00 12 16h 58m 19h 30m 4.10 ✔ 80
McGrath 3/09 13:45:00 12 3/09 19:56:00 11 6h 11m 5h 12m 9.23 ✔ 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/09 22:01:00 11 3/10 10:10:00 11 12h 9m 2h 5m 8.64 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/10 12:40:00 11 3/10 16:30:00 11 3h 50m 2h 30m 10.00 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/11 17:21:00 11 3/12 08:18:00 10 14h 57m 23h 51m 3.77 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/12 16:51:00 10 3/13 08:34:00 10 15h 43m 8h 33m 7.60 ✔ ✔ 65
Grayling 3/13 14:52:00 10 3/14 10:45:00 9 19h 53m 6h 18m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 43
Eagle Island 3/14 16:54:00 9 3/15 11:00:00 9 18h 6m 6h 9m 9.76 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/15 19:01:00 9 3/16 08:55:00 8 13h 54m 8h 1m 8.73 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/16 23:03:00 8 3/17 09:18:00 8 10h 15m 14h 8m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/17 15:30:00 8 3/18 05:38:00 8 14h 8m 6h 12m 6.77 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/18 12:19:00 8 3/18 19:35:00 8 7h 16m 6h 41m 7.18 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/19 01:06:00 8 3/19 11:12:00 8 10h 6m 5h 31m 8.70 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 17:57:00 8 3/20 03:50:00 8 9h 53m 6h 45m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 11:06:00 8 3/20 11:34:00 8 0h 28m 7h 16m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 14:38:30 8 3h 4m 7.17 ✔ ✔ 22