December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2004 Iditarod » Mushers » Lynda Plettner

Lynda Plettner

Bib Number: 36
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Currently planning to enter her 13th Iditarod Race, Lynda has been racing in and training others to participate in the Iditarod for 19 years. Lynda and her students have now finished a combined total of 25 Iditarod Sled Dog Races. As a result of her devotion to her dogs and her profession, she has been featured in several documentaries, including a PBS Special. She has a passion for teaching mushing and her expertise has been proven, because eleven of her students have crossed the finish line in Nome.

 

Lynda is one of only a handful of women to repetitively complete the Iditarod, and she strives toward being a role model for young girls and women. In doing so, she hopes to exemplify that anything in life is possible, if one sets his/her mind to it and truly loves that he/she is doing despite the odds.

 

Lynda owns and operates Plettner Sled Dog Kennels. She is 59 years old, was born in New York City and raised in Palm Springs, California. She has trained race horses, worked as a carpenter, and done many interesting things besides mushing. She is the mother of two adult children, Jody and Slade. Her current business, other than dogs, is the assisted living home she manages, a home for mentally challenged and mentally ill adults.

 


2004 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 11:17:00 12
BLM 3/13 02:14:00 12 3/13 10:15:00 12 8h 1m 158h 57m 0.00 ✔ ✔
Willow 3/13 18:14:00 12 3/14 01:42:00 12 7h 28m 7h 59m 3.88 ✔ ✔ 31
Yentna 3/14 07:05:00 12 3/14 14:15:00 12 7h 10m 5h 23m 3.16 ✔ ✔ 17
Skwentna 3/14 18:20:00 12 3/15 02:45:00 12 8h 25m 4h 5m 8.33 ✔ ✔ 34
Finger Lake 3/15 14:53:00 12 3/15 22:50:00 12 7h 57m 12h 8m 3.71 ✔ ✔ 45
Rainy Pass 3/16 03:51:00 12 3/16 10:11:00 11 6h 20m 5h 1m 5.98 ✔ ✔ 30
Rohn 3/16 16:46:00 11 3/17 05:20:00 10 12h 34m 6h 35m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 48
Nikolai 3/17 11:00:00 10 3/17 16:20:00 10 5h 20m 5h 40m 16.41 ✔ ✔ 93
McGrath 3/17 21:10:00 10 3/18 06:11:00 10 9h 1m 4h 50m 9.93 ✔ ✔ 48
Takotna 3/18 12:23:00 10 3/18 12:29:00 10 0h 6m 6h 12m 3.71 ✔ ✔ 23
Ophir 3/12 07:56:00 3/12 16:02:00 12 8h 6m -149h -33m -0.25 ✔ 38
Cripple 3/11 16:39:00 3/11 16:55:00 12 0h 16m -24h -23m -2.46 ✔ 60
Ruby 3/06 12:16:00 12 -125h -39m -0.89 112
Galena 3/07 11:08:00 15 52
Nulato 3/07 14:30:00 15 3/07 19:09:00 15 4h 39m 3h 22m 15.45 52
Kaltag 3/07 21:44:00 15 15 2h 35m 16.26 42
Unalakleet 3/08 07:48:00 15 3/08 13:21:00 15 5h 33m 90
Shaktoolik 3/08 16:33:00 15 3/08 21:23:00 14 4h 50m 3h 12m 12.50 40
Koyuk 3/09 01:13:00 14 3/09 09:36:00 14 8h 23m 3h 50m 15.13 58
Elim 3/09 17:57:00 14 3/10 04:49:00 13 10h 52m 8h 21m 5.75 48
White Mountain 3/10 09:57:00 13 3/10 10:04:00 13 0h 7m 5h 8m 8.96 46
Safety 3/10 12:14:00 13 3/11 14:02:00 13 25h 48m 2h 10m 25.38 ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 15:02:06 169h 0m 0.13 ✔ ✔ 22