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Linwood Fiedler

Bib Number: 80
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.


2007 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 12:53:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 13:49:00 12 0h 56m 0.00
Willow 3/04 16:36:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 20:01:00 16 3/04 20:04:00 16 0h 3m 3h 25m 13.17 45
Skwentna 3/04 23:08:00 16 3/05 03:30:00 16 4h 22m 3h 4m 11.09 34
Finger Lake 3/05 07:43:00 16 3/05 13:59:00 16 6h 16m 4h 13m 10.67 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 17:12:00 16 3/05 18:48:00 15 1h 36m 3h 13m 9.33 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 01:34:00 15 3/06 12:12:00 15 10h 38m 6h 46m 7.09 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/06 22:00:00 15 3/07 05:52:00 14 7h 52m 9h 48m 8.16 80
McGrath 3/07 10:59:00 14 3/08 11:05:00 14 24h 6m 5h 7m 9.38 ✔ 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/08 12:58:00 14 3/08 13:08:00 13 0h 10m 1h 53m 9.56 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/08 15:28:00 13 3/08 20:04:00 13 4h 36m 2h 20m 10.71 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/09 10:40:00 13 14h 36m 6.16 ✔ Scratched 90