February 25, 2018

Musher Details

2012 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. ”


2012 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 12:05:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:54:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 19:44:00 16 3/04 19:48:00 16 0h 4m 3h 50m 10.96 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:55:00 16 3/05 03:08:00 16 4h 13m 3h 7m 9.63 30
Finger Lake 3/05 07:40:00 16 3/05 10:40:00 16 3h 0m 4h 32m 8.82 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 14:04:00 16 3/05 16:32:00 15 2h 28m 3h 24m 8.82 30
Rohn 3/05 20:44:00 15 3/06 02:20:00 15 5h 36m 4h 12m 8.33 35
Nikolai 3/06 11:56:00 15 3/06 17:04:00 15 5h 8m 9h 36m 7.81 75
McGrath 3/06 23:55:00 15 3/06 23:56:00 15 0h 1m 6h 51m 7.01 48
Takotna 3/07 02:39:00 15 3/08 02:55:00 15 24h 16m 2h 43m 6.63 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 05:39:00 15 3/08 05:41:00 15 0h 2m 2h 44m 8.41 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/08 18:46:00 15 3/09 00:42:00 15 5h 56m 13h 5m 5.58 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/09 11:44:00 15 3/09 19:44:00 15 8h 0m 11h 2m 6.34 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/10 02:05:00 15 3/10 07:00:00 14 4h 55m 6h 21m 7.87 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/10 12:03:00 14 3/10 16:06:00 14 4h 3m 5h 3m 7.33 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/10 20:45:00 14 3/11 01:15:00 14 4h 30m 4h 39m 10.11 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/11 14:12:00 14 3/11 20:32:00 12 6h 20m 11h 57m 7.11 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 03:01:00 12 3/12 06:35:00 12 3h 34m 6h 29m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 14:02:00 12 3/12 19:19:00 12 5h 17m 7h 27m 6.71 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 02:53:00 12 3/13 09:31:00 12 6h 38m 7h 34m 6.34 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 17:14:00 12 3/14 01:33:00 10 8h 19m 7h 43m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 08:48:00 10 3/14 08:51:00 10 0h 3m 7h 15m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 12:28:02 10 3h 37m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 22