December 15, 2018

Musher Details

2010 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 39
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.


2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 11:23:00 12
Willow 3/07 15:14:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 19:06:00 16 3/07 19:25:00 16 0h 19m 3h 52m 11.64 45
Skwentna 3/07 22:25:00 16 3/08 04:41:00 16 6h 16m 3h 0m 11.33 34
Finger Lake 3/08 10:22:00 16 3/08 10:24:00 16 0h 2m 5h 41m 7.92 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 20:15:00 16 3/08 20:20:00 16 0h 5m 9h 51m 3.05 30
Rohn 3/09 01:35:00 16 3/09 10:18:00 16 8h 43m 5h 15m 9.14 48
Nikolai 3/09 22:50:00 16 3/10 04:30:00 16 5h 40m 12h 32m 5.98 75
McGrath 3/10 11:55:00 16 3/10 12:00:00 16 0h 5m 7h 25m 7.28 54
Takotna 3/10 14:18:00 16 3/11 15:42:00 16 25h 24m 2h 18m 7.83 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 18:05:00 16 3/11 18:32:00 15 0h 27m 2h 23m 10.49 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/12 12:22:00 15 3/12 19:54:00 15 7h 32m 17h 50m 3.31 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/13 06:51:00 15 3/13 15:24:00 15 8h 33m 10h 57m 10.23 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/13 22:42:00 15 3/14 08:00:00 14 8h 18m 7h 18m 7.12 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/14 15:18:00 14 3/14 21:48:00 14 6h 30m 7h 18m 7.12 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/15 03:15:00 14 3/15 10:14:00 14 6h 59m 5h 27m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/16 01:56:00 14 3/16 08:54:00 14 6h 58m 15h 42m 5.73 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 15:07:00 14 3/16 21:39:00 13 6h 32m 6h 13m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/17 05:23:00 13 3/17 10:45:00 13 5h 22m 7h 44m 6.21 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/17 16:59:00 13 3/17 21:42:00 13 4h 43m 6h 14m 7.70 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 04:37:00 13 3/18 12:43:00 12 8h 6m 6h 55m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 19:50:00 12 3/18 19:57:00 11 0h 7m 7h 7m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 23:12:01 11 3h 15m 6.77 ✔ ✔ 22