December 15, 2018

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Sonny Lindner

Bib Number: 77
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska


Biography

Sonny Lindner, 64, was born in Michigan on Christmas Eve. He came to Alaska in 1970 and attended the University of Alaska at Fairbanks where he graduated in 1972. He began mushing in the early 70’s and became interested in the Iditarod in 1976 when he had friends having fun running the race. He was the winner of the first Yukon Quest. He finished fourth in the All Alaska Sweepstakes in 2008. Sonny lists his occupation as “farming, dogs and construction.” He has four adult children, Erika, R.T., Chad and Ava, and two young children, Sarah, 12, and Sam, 10. His partner is Gina. He is also a grandfather. He says, “I enjoy spending the year training and working with sled dogs. I go in the race to see if they have learned well. ”

Sponsors

Johnson River Enterprises, LLC


2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 12:47:00 12 2h 47m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 13:45:00 12 0h 58m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 16:30:00 16 2h 30m 59
Yentna 3/06 20:08:00 16 3/06 20:12:00 16 0h 4m 3h 38m 12.39 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:30:00 16 16 3h 18m 10.30 34
Finger Lake 3/07 09:27:00 16 3/07 14:33:00 16 5h 6m 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 17:46:00 16 3/07 18:03:00 15 0h 17m 3h 13m 9.33 30
Rohn 3/07 23:38:00 15 5h 35m 8.60 Scratched 48