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Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 17
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.


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:30:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:30:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:29:00 16 3/03 18:36:00 16 0h 7m 3h 59m 10.54 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:45:00 16 3/04 04:12:00 16 6h 27m 3h 9m 9.52 30
Finger Lake 3/04 08:57:00 16 3/04 14:38:00 16 5h 41m 4h 45m 8.42 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 18:32:00 16 3/05 01:55:00 16 7h 23m 3h 54m 7.69 30
Rohn 3/05 06:38:00 16 3/05 13:10:00 15 6h 32m 4h 43m 7.42 35
Nikolai 3/06 05:17:00 15 3/06 05:47:00 14 0h 30m 16h 7m 4.65 75
McGrath 3/06 16:44:00 14 3/06 16:46:00 14 0h 2m 10h 57m 4.38 48
Takotna 3/06 19:30:00 14 3/07 21:19:00 14 25h 49m 2h 44m 6.59 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 00:10:00 14 3/08 00:28:00 14 0h 18m 2h 51m 8.07 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 21:28:00 14 3/09 07:35:00 14 10h 7m 21h 0m 3.81 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 17:11:00 14 3/10 03:00:00 14 8h 49m 9h 36m 5.73 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 07:43:00 14 3/10 07:44:00 14 0h 1m 4h 43m 5.30 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 11:08:00 14 3/10 19:09:00 14 8h 1m 3h 24m 5.29 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 06:25:00 14 3/11 15:40:00 13 9h 15m 11h 16m 5.50 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/12 09:25:00 13 3/12 15:40:00 13 6h 15m 17h 45m 3.38 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/13 11:00:00 13 3/13 15:05:00 13 4h 5m 19h 20m 4.40 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 21:25:00 13 3/14 04:47:00 12 7h 22m 6h 20m 6.32 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 12:37:00 12 3/14 19:32:00 12 6h 55m 7h 50m 6.38 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 02:38:00 12 3/15 09:09:00 12 6h 31m 7h 6m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 17:44:00 12 3/16 03:16:00 12 9h 32m 8h 35m 5.36 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 11:16:00 12 3/16 11:23:00 12 0h 7m 8h 0m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 17:24:13 12 6h 1m 3.66 ✔ ✔ 22