FAIRBANKS- The Iditarod is 18 days away and mushers accomplished one of their most important last– minute duties, today. After months of planning, mushers and handlers dropped off food and supplies to race officials. Many bags weighed between 600 and 1,000 pounds, and they will be unloaded at checkpoints along the trail. Iditarod officials are in the last scramble to get everything in their final places, including the location of the start location. For Musher John Dixon, the food drop means he's committed to the race, and says starting in Fairbanks could be fun.