Brothers set to compete on new season of ‘The Amazing Race’
BY LORI RACKL TV Criticemail@example.com January 24, 2013 2:48PM
Brothers Idries (left) and Jamil Abdur-Rahman compete for $1 million in the latest season of "The Amazing Race."
A couple of hockey players from Addison and a pair of twin doctors from Chicago are among 11 teams competing this season in “The Amazing Race.”
Idries and Jamil Abdur-Rahman are 36-year-old twins who both work as obstetrician-gynecologists. The physicians grew up in Hyde Park and have a practice together at Women’s Healthcare Partners of Illinois in Ottawa.
Another set of brothers competing for the $1 million prize hail from west suburban Addison. Bates Battaglia, 36, is a former professional hockey player for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs. His younger brother Anthony, 33, plays hockey for the minor league Huntsville Havoc in Alabama.
The 22nd season of the CBS reality show kicks off Feb. 17 on WBBM-Channel 2.