August 20, 2018

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Sonny Lindner

Sonny Lindner

Bib Number: 70
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

Spirit of Alaska — Sponsored by Pen Air

2014 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 12:29:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:16:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:44:00 16 3/02 19:47:00 16 0h 3m 3h 28m 12.12 42
Skwentna 3/03 01:26:00 16 3/03 01:31:00 16 0h 5m 5h 39m 5.31 30
Finger Lake 3/03 05:47:00 16 3/03 07:50:00 16 2h 3m 4h 16m 9.38 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 11:04:00 16 3/03 13:56:00 16 2h 52m 3h 14m 9.28 30
Rohn 3/03 17:44:00 16 3/03 18:10:00 16 0h 26m 3h 48m 9.21 35
Nikolai 3/04 08:00:00 16 3/04 11:20:00 16 3h 20m 13h 50m 5.42 75
McGrath 3/04 16:38:00 16 3/04 21:55:00 16 5h 17m 5h 18m 9.06 48
Takotna 3/05 00:08:00 16 3/05 00:12:00 16 0h 4m 2h 13m 8.12 18
Ophir 3/05 02:40:00 16 3/05 03:00:00 16 0h 20m 2h 28m 9.32 23
Cripple 3/05 16:40:00 16 3/05 21:09:00 14 4h 29m 13h 40m 5.34 73
Ruby 3/06 07:41:00 14 3/07 07:41:00 14 24h 0m 10h 32m 6.65 ✔ 70
Galena 3/07 12:35:00 14 3/07 12:38:00 14 0h 3m 4h 54m 10.20 ✔ 50
Nulato 3/07 18:27:00 14 3/08 02:27:00 14 8h 0m 5h 49m 6.36 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/08 06:30:00 14 3/08 08:32:00 14 2h 2m 4h 3m 11.60 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/08 18:09:00 14 3/08 22:26:00 13 4h 17m 9h 37m 8.84 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/09 05:53:00 13 3/09 09:08:00 13 3h 15m 6h 27m 6.20 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/09 16:47:00 13 3/09 21:22:00 13 4h 35m 7h 39m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/10 04:10:00 13 3/10 05:00:00 13 0h 50m 6h 48m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/10 16:27:00 13 3/11 00:40:00 10 8h 13m 11h 27m 4.02 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 08:39:00 10 3/11 08:40:00 10 0h 1m 7h 59m 6.89 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/11 11:50:49 10 3h 10m 6.95 ✔ ✔ 22