August 21, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Linwood Fiedler

Linwood Fiedler

Bib Number: 6
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Linwood Fiedler, 64, was born in Vermont. He received his BSW at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

He began mushing in Montana in 1997 and moved to Alaska “to race the Iditarod and raise my family” in 1990. He has run 23 Iditarods, placing in the top ten several times and was a second place finisher in 2001.

For the last 18 years he has owned and operated, with his son, Dalton, Alaska Heli-Mush, Inc., an exciting glacier sled dog tour business on the Juneau Icefield .

He is also the co-founder of Arctic Paws for Service, a service dog organization assisting Alaskan families experience the healing powers of service dogs.

Linwood says, “Mushing is what surrounds our life at the Fiedler home. I’ve been fortunate to have the support of the best wife and family a person could ask for. After many runs to Nome with the hardships and victories it has brought me, it’s always been the love of my family and the connection I have with my dogs that get me through.”


2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 11:08:00 16
Nenana 3/06 16:11:00 16 3/06 20:07:00 16 3h 56m 5h 3m 11.88 60
Manley 3/07 09:52:00 16 3/07 15:02:00 16 5h 10m 13h 45m 6.55 90
Tanana 3/07 22:57:00 16 3/08 07:29:00 14 8h 32m 7h 55m 8.34 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 04:09:00 14 3/09 11:37:00 14 7h 28m 20h 40m 5.76 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 17:19:00 14 3/10 19:33:00 11 26h 14m 5h 42m 8.77 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 05:49:00 11 3/11 14:00:00 9 8h 11m 10h 16m 7.99 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 07:12:00 9 3/12 07:18:00 9 0h 6m 16h 12m 5.31 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 09:31:00 9 3/12 14:36:00 9 5h 5m 2h 13m 9.92 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/12 18:40:00 9 3/12 23:49:00 9 5h 9m 4h 4m 11.56 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 08:53:00 9 3/13 14:26:00 9 5h 33m 9h 4m 9.38 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 19:55:00 9 3/14 00:05:00 9 4h 10m 5h 29m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 05:41:00 9 3/14 12:00:00 9 6h 19m 5h 36m 8.93 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 17:28:00 9 3/14 17:31:00 9 0h 3m 5h 28m 8.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 00:25:00 9 3/15 08:25:00 9 8h 0m 6h 54m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/15 14:57:00 9 3/15 15:01:00 9 0h 4m 6h 32m 8.42 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/15 18:09:52 9 3h 8m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 22