July 23, 2017

Musher Details

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Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 64
Hometown: Wykoff, MN
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Biography

Cindy Gallea, 64, grew up on a farm in Minnesota where she experienced the pleasure of the outdoors and the good feeling of interacting with animals. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a Master’s degree in nursing. She has worked as a nurse practitioner for the last 25 years. Cindy says, “I started running sled dogs when I lived in northern Minnesota in the late 1980’s. The more I ran dogs, the more my passion for the sport grew. I moved west for professional reasons and lived in Montana for 20 years. Western Montana is a dog mushing paradise with good training and breath taking beauty. But in 2010, I returned to Minnesota to be closer to family. I now live in southern Minnesota, which is not a prime dog mushing area. But my passion for sled dogs and the Iditarod remains the same. So I have run the Iditarod several times since living in Southern Minnesota. Each time, I have said it is my ‘last Iditarod.’ But I have found it difficult to let go of something that is deep in my soul and that gives me the opportunity to run my dogs for days through the beauty of Alaska.” Cindy is the mother of two adult sons: Iditarod veteran, Jim, who still participates as a race official during the Iditarod, and Brian. She lists her hobbies as bicycling, hiking, outdoor activities, politics and “my sons and grand-daughter.”

Sponsors

Dave Applen, MN
Ody's Country Meats and catering, MN
Paul & Donna Schue, FL
Marketplace Media Company/Les & Kristine Nelson, MN
Lynn Margesson & Bill Danby, NH
Jim Huffman, Gaylord, MN
Richard & Mary Gallea, MN
Jim Gallea & Claire Danby, PA
Brian Gallea, Kalispell, MT
Karen, Rob, & David Fitch

Big Dans's Trucking and Dog Food, Altura, MN
Emily Clarkson, MN
Rochester Feed and Country Store, MN
Tracy Idler
Pearl Pham
Kelly's Signs in Preston, MN
Joan Dellwo
Bethany Sagsveen
Sunshine Foods, MN


2015 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 12:16:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:04:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:34:00 16 3/09 17:39:00 15 0h 5m 5h 30m 10.91 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 14:15:00 15 3/10 21:54:00 15 7h 39m 20h 36m 4.37 90
Tanana 3/11 05:56:00 15 3/11 15:08:00 15 9h 12m 8h 2m 8.22 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 15:20:00 15 3/12 23:15:00 14 7h 55m 24h 12m 4.92 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 07:06:00 14 3/14 09:09:00 14 26h 3m 7h 51m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/15 10:30:00 14 3/16 08:45:00 12 22h 15m 25h 21m 3.23 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/17 03:43:00 12 3/17 10:20:00 12 6h 37m 18h 58m 4.53 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/17 13:17:00 12 3/17 18:01:00 12 4h 44m 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/17 23:49:00 12 3/18 06:57:00 12 7h 8m 5h 48m 8.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/19 00:23:00 12 3/19 09:18:00 11 8h 55m 17h 26m 4.88 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/19 15:27:00 11 3/20 01:23:00 11 9h 56m 6h 9m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/20 09:20:00 11 3/20 17:05:00 11 7h 45m 7h 57m 6.29 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/21 00:10:00 11 3/21 07:59:00 10 7h 49m 7h 5m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/21 14:37:00 10 3/22 00:18:00 10 9h 41m 6h 38m 6.93 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/22 07:55:00 10 3/22 08:00:00 10 0h 5m 7h 37m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/22 10:57:28 10 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22