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Linwood Fiedler

Bib Number: 41
Hometown: Willow, Alaska
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Biography

Linwood Fiedler, 66, 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 25 Iditarods, placing in the top ten several times and was a second place finisher in 2001. For the last 19 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, “Training and traveling with my dogs is my ‘calling’. These wonderful animals have taught me my strengths and weaknesses. They’ve helped me to understand the value of being true to one’s self and others. They’ve helped me become a better person.” Linwood and his wife, Kathy, are the parents of Justin, Dalton and Christi. He lists his hobby as photographing landscapes.


2003 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 11:28:00 10
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:28:00 10 1h 0m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:18:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 16:00:00 16 3/03 16:00:00 16 0h 0m 4h 42m 11.06 52
Nulato 3/04 01:58:00 16 3/04 09:12:00 16 7h 14m 9h 58m 5.22 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 16:08:00 16 3/05 00:46:00 14 8h 38m 6h 56m 6.06 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 19:14:00 14 3/06 03:31:00 13 8h 17m 18h 28m 3.79 70
Grayling 1 3/06 09:34:00 13 3/07 10:27:00 12 24h 53m 6h 3m 9.92 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/07 14:57:00 12 3/07 15:08:00 11 0h 11m 4h 30m 4.00 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/07 18:35:00 11 3/08 02:36:00 11 8h 1m 3h 27m 5.22 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 09:48:00 11 3/08 17:41:00 10 7h 53m 7h 12m 8.33 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 00:10:00 10 3/09 00:20:00 10 0h 10m 6h 29m 10.80 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 02:56:00 10 3/09 14:46:00 9 11h 50m 2h 36m 34.62 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/09 17:20:00 9 3/09 17:20:00 9 0h 0m 2h 34m 16.36 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/10 00:20:00 9 3/10 08:38:00 9 8h 18m 7h 0m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/10 16:02:00 9 3/11 00:18:00 9 8h 16m 7h 24m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/11 09:35:00 9 3/11 15:32:00 8 5h 57m 9h 17m 4.96 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/11 20:47:00 8 3/12 00:59:00 8 4h 12m 5h 15m 10.48 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/12 07:22:00 8 3/12 11:30:00 8 4h 8m 6h 23m 3.45 ✔ ✔ 22