February 15, 2019

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 45
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.


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 11:36:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 12:44:00 12 1h 8m 0.00
Willow 3/04 15:26:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 18:46:00 16 3/04 22:01:00 16 3h 15m 3h 20m 13.50 45
Skwentna 3/05 00:54:00 16 3/05 01:32:00 16 0h 38m 2h 53m 11.79 34
Finger Lake 3/05 12:15:00 16 3/05 12:30:00 15 0h 15m 10h 43m 4.20 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 16:40:00 15 3/06 07:19:00 14 14h 39m 4h 10m 7.20 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/06 16:14:00 14 3/07 02:28:00 14 10h 14m 8h 55m 5.38 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/07 14:12:00 14 3/07 21:57:00 14 7h 45m 11h 44m 6.82 80
McGrath 3/08 04:00:00 14 3/08 05:33:00 14 1h 33m 6h 3m 7.93 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/08 07:58:00 14 3/09 09:49:00 13 25h 51m 2h 25m 7.45 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/09 12:11:00 13 3/09 12:23:00 13 0h 12m 2h 22m 10.56 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/10 08:15:00 13 3/10 17:06:00 13 8h 51m 19h 52m 4.53 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/11 03:21:00 13 3/11 12:41:00 13 9h 20m 9h 15m 7.03 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/11 16:19:00 13 3/11 16:22:00 13 0h 3m 3h 38m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 18:57:00 13 3/12 06:25:00 13 11h 28m 2h 35m 6.97 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 13:10:00 13 3/13 02:25:00 12 13h 15m 6h 45m 8.89 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/13 11:15:00 12 3/13 19:16:00 10 8h 1m 8h 50m 7.92 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/14 11:28:00 10 3/14 18:13:00 10 6h 45m 16h 12m 5.56 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/14 23:45:00 10 3/15 09:05:00 10 9h 20m 5h 32m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/15 14:02:00 10 3/15 20:00:00 10 5h 58m 4h 57m 9.70 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/16 01:31:00 10 3/16 07:20:00 10 5h 49m 5h 31m 8.70 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 13:42:00 10 3/16 21:54:00 10 8h 12m 6h 22m 7.23 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 04:47:00 10 3/17 04:51:00 10 0h 4m 6h 53m 7.99 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 07:50:17 10 2h 59m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 22