December 9, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 24
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.


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 10:50:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 11:50:00 8 1h 0m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 10:44:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 15:39:00 16 3/03 15:55:00 16 0h 16m 4h 55m 10.58 52
Nulato 3/04 06:25:00 16 3/04 12:44:00 15 6h 19m 14h 30m 3.59 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 21:12:00 15 3/05 06:45:00 14 9h 33m 8h 28m 4.96 42
Eagle Island 1 3/06 04:07:00 14 3/06 12:09:00 14 8h 2m 21h 22m 3.28 70
Grayling 1 3/06 19:19:00 14 3/07 20:53:00 12 25h 34m 7h 10m 8.37 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/08 02:14:00 12 3/08 08:03:00 11 5h 49m 5h 21m 3.36 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/08 12:03:00 11 3/08 17:56:00 10 5h 53m 4h 0m 4.50 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/09 09:19:00 10 3/09 09:36:00 10 0h 17m 15h 23m 3.90 ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 22:06:00 10 3/09 22:09:00 10 0h 3m 12h 30m 5.60 ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/10 01:18:00 10 3/10 09:45:00 10 8h 27m 3h 9m 28.57 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/10 13:01:00 10 3/10 13:42:00 10 0h 41m 3h 16m 12.86 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/11 04:22:00 10 3/11 04:40:00 10 0h 18m 14h 40m 3.27 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/11 19:21:00 10 3/12 01:36:00 10 6h 15m 14h 41m 3.27 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 16:30:00 10 3/12 22:30:00 10 6h 0m 14h 54m 3.09 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 05:22:00 10 3/13 14:12:00 10 8h 50m 6h 52m 8.01 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 21:38:00 10 3/14 07:13:00 10 9h 35m 7h 26m 2.96 ✔ ✔ 22