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Idries & Jamil
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Team Profile
Members Idries Abdur-Rahman
Jamil Abdur-Rahman
Age 36
Hometown Chicago, Illinois
Relation Twins
Occupation OB/GYN Physicians

The Amazing Race 22

Legs Competed 2
Legs Won 0
Placement 10th
Average Position 9.00
Roadblock Count Idries: 1
Jamil: 2
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Idries Abdur-Rahman and Jamil Abdur-Rahman are a team of Twin Doctors on the 22nd season of The Amazing Race.

Profile

Idries

  • Age: 36
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Connection to Teammate: Twin Brother
  • Current Occupation: OB/GYN Physician
  • Describe what you do: I care for women during all aspects of pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. I also perform gynecologic and pelvic surgery.
  • Three words to describe you: Silly, observant and intuitive.
  • Favorite hobbies: Tae Kwon Do, anything aviation- or travel-related and reading a good book.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Beating the odds! Not becoming what most statistics say an inner-city minority male from a single-parent household would become.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? I'd like to say Albert Einstein, but probably Jon Stewart.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? I'd like to say Elmer Fudd, but instead I'll say James Earl Jones.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Anytime I travel my biggest fear is inadvertently doing or saying something that locals could find socially offensive.
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing new places, meeting new people and having the opportunity to walk in the shoes and live a day in the life of others.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Both of us are a bit type-A and a little head strong. I hope that running the Race will allow us to learn how to work together in a level headed, respectful way while learning to value the other's POV.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Frequently, I think that he is too headstrong. When he takes a position, he will hold that position, despite all logical arguments to the contrary.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Goree Island in Senegal. As an African-American, I think that I will likely never trace back my specific roots. Going to Goree Island would give me some sense of connection with my ancestors.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to run a good, competitive Race and I want to see places and have experiences that I otherwise would never have.

Jamil

  • Age: 36
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Connection to Teammate: Twin Brother
  • Current Occupation: OB/GYN Physician
  • Describe what you do: Provide specialized medical and surgical care for disorders of the female reproductive tract. Manage pregnancies from conception through labor and delivery.
  • Three words to describe you: Driven, humorous and compassionate.
  • Favorite hobbies: Flying, running and antiquing.
  • What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Completing the U.S. Army Officer Basic Course and becoming a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corp after completing residency.
  • What famous person reminds you of yourself? George W. Bush, deceptively capable.
  • What famous person reminds you of your teammate? Barack Obama, obviously capable.
  • What scares you most about traveling? Returning home when you have a name like Jamil Abdur-Rahman. Customs agents rarely make you feel "welcome."
  • What excites you most about traveling? Seeing, tasting, smelling, hearing and experiencing something that I may never do again.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: I hope that running the Race will help us both to not only effectively listen to one and other, but to actually hear one and other and to more effectively hear and digest what the other is saying.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Idries at times can be passive-aggressive and patronizing. When we disagree, he rarely confronts you directly, but instead is holier than thou and stubborn.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? "The door of no return" in Ghana. I have always hated the fact that as an African American I do not know where my ancestors came from. Walking those grounds would mean that I might be setting foot where my ancestor once walked.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? I want to step beyond my comfort zone and to be pushed beyond my limits. Hopefully, in the process I can become more comfortable in my skin.

The Amazing Race 22

Race History

Idries & Jamil's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → French Polynesia No Detour Jamil 8 of 11 [1]
Idries
2 2 French Polynesia Pick a Pearl / Take a Trunk Jamil 10 of 10
Average 9.00
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team finished in last and were supposed to be eliminated, but were saved by the Salvage Pass or The Save
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist




Notes:
1: Leg 1 had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post Race

  • Idries & Jamil appeared in a commercial for Ancestry.com.[1]

Trivia

  • Idries & Jamil share the same rankings as Kate & Pat and Dave & Cherie for the legs that they competed in (8th and 10th.)
    • Ironically, Idries & Jamil are a male-male team, Kate & Pat are a female-female team and Dave & Cherie are a male-female team.

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