December 14, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 49
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.


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