Musher Details

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Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 49
Hometown: Wykoff, MN


Biography

I have been a dog musher for about 33 years. I was introduced to dog mushing when I lived in northern Minnesota. Since then, dog mushing has been a very special part of my life. Along with my family and my work as a nurse practitioner, dog mushing remains one of my life passions. I think sled dogs, especially Alaskan huskies, are remarkable beings that give us so much pleasure and inspire us with their enthusiasm, affections, incredible athleticism and remarkable resilience. After retiring from Iditarod three times I have decided to run “one more time” because I love the dogs, love working with the dogs and because running across Alaska with my dogs fills my soul.


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 11:45:00 12
Willow 3/08 15:34:00 16
Yentna 3/08 19:27:00 16 3/08 20:34:00 16 1h 7m 3h 53m 17.00 66
Skwentna 3/08 23:47:00 16 3/09 05:43:00 15 5h 56m 3h 13m 10.57 34
Finger Lake 3/09 11:15:00 15 3/09 11:18:00 15 0h 3m 5h 32m 8.13 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 21:33:00 15 3/09 21:35:00 15 0h 2m 10h 15m 2.93 30
Rohn 3/10 02:10:00 15 3/10 08:51:00 15 6h 41m 4h 35m 10.47 48
Nikolai 3/11 00:45:00 15 3/11 01:10:00 14 0h 25m 15h 54m 4.72 75
McGrath 3/11 12:46:00 14 3/11 12:48:00 13 0h 2m 11h 36m 4.66 54
Takotna 3/11 15:22:00 13 3/12 16:07:00 13 24h 45m 2h 34m 7.01 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 19:20:00 13 3/12 19:31:00 13 0h 11m 3h 13m 7.77 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 14:36:00 13 3/13 21:04:00 12 6h 28m 19h 5m 4.72 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 05:38:00 12 3/14 13:38:00 12 8h 0m 8h 34m 7.59 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 17:45:00 12 3/14 17:47:00 12 0h 2m 4h 7m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 20:50:00 12 3/15 10:13:00 12 13h 23m 3h 3m 5.90 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 22:22:00 12 3/16 11:28:00 12 13h 6m 12h 9m 4.94 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/17 01:20:00 12 3/17 11:14:00 11 9h 54m 13h 52m 5.05 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/18 06:27:00 11 3/18 13:13:00 11 6h 46m 19h 13m 4.68 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 19:30:00 11 3/19 04:15:00 11 8h 45m 6h 17m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 11:12:00 11 3/19 17:35:00 11 6h 23m 6h 57m 8.35 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 23:57:00 11 3/20 06:27:00 11 6h 30m 6h 22m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 13:25:00 11 3/20 21:30:00 11 8h 5m 6h 58m 6.60 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 05:33:00 11 3/21 05:41:00 11 0h 8m 8h 3m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 09:15:05 11 3h 34m 6.17 ✔ ✔ 22