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Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 64
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.

Sponsors

Dave Applen, MN
Ody's Country Meats and catering, MN
Paul & Donna Schue, FL
Marketplace Media Company/Les & Kristine Nelson, MN
Lynn Margesson & Bill Danby, NH
Jim Huffman, Gaylord, MN
Richard & Mary Gallea, MN
Jim Gallea & Claire Danby, PA
Brian Gallea, Kalispell, MT
Karen, Rob, & David Fitch

Big Dans's Trucking and Dog Food, Altura, MN
Emily Clarkson, MN
Rochester Feed and Country Store, MN
Tracy Idler
Pearl Pham
Kelly's Signs in Preston, MN
Joan Dellwo
Bethany Sagsveen
Sunshine Foods, MN


2015 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 12:16:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 12:04:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:34:00 16 3/09 17:39:00 15 0h 5m 5h 30m 10.91 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 14:15:00 15 3/10 21:54:00 15 7h 39m 20h 36m 4.37 90
Tanana 3/11 05:56:00 15 3/11 15:08:00 15 9h 12m 8h 2m 8.22 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 15:20:00 15 3/12 23:15:00 14 7h 55m 24h 12m 4.92 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 07:06:00 14 3/14 09:09:00 14 26h 3m 7h 51m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/15 10:30:00 14 3/16 08:45:00 12 22h 15m 25h 21m 3.23 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/17 03:43:00 12 3/17 10:20:00 12 6h 37m 18h 58m 4.53 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/17 13:17:00 12 3/17 18:01:00 12 4h 44m 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/17 23:49:00 12 3/18 06:57:00 12 7h 8m 5h 48m 8.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/19 00:23:00 12 3/19 09:18:00 11 8h 55m 17h 26m 4.88 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/19 15:27:00 11 3/20 01:23:00 11 9h 56m 6h 9m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/20 09:20:00 11 3/20 17:05:00 11 7h 45m 7h 57m 6.29 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/21 00:10:00 11 3/21 07:59:00 10 7h 49m 7h 5m 6.78 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/21 14:37:00 10 3/22 00:18:00 10 9h 41m 6h 38m 6.93 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/22 07:55:00 10 3/22 08:00:00 10 0h 5m 7h 37m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/22 10:57:28 10 2h 57m 7.46 ✔ ✔ 22