October 18, 2018

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Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 42
Hometown: Wykoff, MN
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Biography

Cindy Gallea, 66, grew up on a farm in Minnesota where she experienced the pleasure of the outdoors and the good feeling of interacting with animals. 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 says, When I was introduced to dog mushing in 1986, it seemed like the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. My passion for sled dogs and dog mushing grew and my dogs, traveling through the beauty of Alaska and the physical and mental challenge. It refreshes me and energizes me to embrace all of the other aspects of my life. I know I said 2016 was my last race——Well, I changed my mind. My dogs and I decided to enjoy it again.” 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, hiking, canoeing, politics/justice and her grandchildren.

Sponsors

Dave Applen
Big Dan's Trucking, MN
Karen, Rob, & David Fitch
James B. Gallea
Bill Gallea & Jeanne MacPherson
Richard & Mary Gallea
Mark & Gail Light
Market Place Media Company
Lynn Margesson & Bill Danby

Ody's Country Meats, MN
Erik Pack
Stacy Rader
Doug & Mary Sanders
Paul Schue
Sunshine Foods, MN
Jeff & Joyce Tarte
David & Ann Tienter


2014 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:28:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:20:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 18:53:00 16 3/02 18:59:00 16 0h 6m 3h 33m 11.83 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:07:00 16 3h 8m 9.57 Scratched 30