December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 41
Hometown: Wykoff, MN


Biography

Cindy Gallea, 67, grew up on a farm in Minnesota where she experienced the pleasure of the outdoors and the good feeling of interacting with animals. She was first introduced to mushing in northern Minnesota in the late 1980’s. Initially she says she enjoyed recreational mushing and then began to enjoy racing. Her passion for mushing grew as she ran longer and longer races. “I love running dogs in a variety of situations and sharing the sport with others. But nothing is quite like the experience of running Iditarod and traveling with my team across Alaska. So, in spite of deciding, at least twice before, to retire from Iditarod, I’m back for one more run. I look forward to running my team which is a mix of some of my old buddies and some promising younger dogs. I hope we are blessed with good snow and can all work together to decrease our carbon footprint.” 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 27 years. 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, canoeing, politics, family and friends.


2001 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 11:28:00 10
Willow 3/04 12:20:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 16:18:00 16 3/04 20:10:00 16 3h 52m 3h 58m 11.34 45
Skwentna 3/04 23:19:00 16 3/04 23:29:00 16 0h 10m 3h 9m 10.79 34
Finger Lake 3/05 10:36:00 16 3/05 11:00:00 15 0h 24m 11h 7m 4.05 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 14:29:00 15 3/05 19:59:00 15 5h 30m 3h 29m 8.61 30
Rohn 3/06 00:15:00 15 3/06 07:30:00 15 7h 15m 4h 16m 11.25 48
Nikolai 3/06 22:43:00 15 3/07 07:40:00 14 8h 57m 15h 13m 6.11 93
McGrath 3/07 14:04:00 14 3/07 14:18:00 13 0h 14m 6h 24m 7.50 48
Takotna 3/07 16:54:00 13 3/08 18:34:00 13 25h 40m 2h 36m 8.85 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/08 21:16:00 13 3/08 21:43:00 12 0h 27m 2h 42m 14.07 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/09 18:13:00 12 3/10 04:15:00 11 10h 2m 20h 30m 4.39 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/10 13:30:00 11 3/10 21:50:00 11 8h 20m 9h 15m 7.03 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 01:55:00 11 3/11 10:25:00 10 8h 30m 4h 5m -15.92 ✔ ✔ -65
Grayling 3/11 13:26:00 10 3/11 23:20:00 10 9h 54m 3h 1m 35.80 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/12 08:10:00 10 3/12 16:58:00 10 8h 48m 8h 50m 6.79 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 03:55:00 10 3/13 14:30:00 10 10h 35m 10h 57m 6.39 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 03:50:00 10 3/14 10:18:00 10 6h 28m 13h 20m 6.75 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 16:16:00 10 3/14 22:27:00 9 6h 11m 5h 58m 6.70 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 06:23:00 9 3/15 12:14:00 9 5h 51m 7h 56m 7.31 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/15 19:29:00 9 3/16 02:27:00 9 6h 58m 7h 15m 6.62 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 09:57:00 9 3/16 19:07:00 8 9h 10m 7h 30m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 03:37:00 8 3/17 03:43:00 8 0h 6m 8h 30m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 08:46:53 8 5h 3m 4.36 ✔ ✔ 22