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Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 53
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.


2019 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/03 15:42:00 14
Yentna 3/03 20:13:00 14 3/03 20:18:00 14 0h 5m 4h 31m 9.30 42
Skwentna 3/03 23:50:00 14 3/04 06:53:00 14 7h 3m 3h 32m 8.49 30
Finger Lake 3/04 11:55:00 14 3/04 17:41:00 13 5h 46m 5h 2m 7.95 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 21:35:00 13 3/05 06:40:00 13 9h 5m 3h 54m 7.69 30
Rohn 3/05 12:41:00 13 3/05 22:05:00 13 9h 24m 6h 1m 5.82 35
Nikolai 3/06 13:22:00 13 3/06 20:47:00 13 7h 25m 15h 17m 4.91 75
McGrath 3/07 03:29:00 13 3/07 03:31:00 13 0h 2m 6h 42m 7.16 48
Takotna 3/07 06:24:00 13 3/08 08:31:00 12 26h 7m 2h 53m 6.24 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 11:32:00 12 3/08 16:42:00 12 5h 10m 3h 1m 7.62 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/09 12:40:00 12 3/10 00:02:00 12 11h 22m 19h 58m 4.01 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/10 09:29:00 12 3/10 17:59:00 12 8h 30m 8h 27m 6.51 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 21:50:00 12 3/10 22:04:00 12 0h 14m 3h 51m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/11 01:24:00 12 3/11 09:34:00 12 8h 10m 3h 20m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/11 18:39:00 12 3/12 04:52:00 8 10h 13m 9h 5m 6.83 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/12 21:22:00 8 3/13 05:22:00 8 8h 0m 16h 30m 3.64 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/14 01:14:00 8 3/14 08:59:00 8 7h 45m 19h 52m 4.28 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 15:20:00 8 3/15 00:10:00 8 8h 50m 6h 21m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 08:01:00 8 3/15 15:53:00 7 7h 52m 7h 51m 6.37 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 23:22:00 7 3/16 07:06:00 7 7h 44m 7h 29m 6.41 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 15:40:00 7 3/17 01:28:00 7 9h 48m 8h 34m 5.37 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 00:00:00 7 22h 32m 2.44 ✔ ✔ Scratched 55