Dr Kamal Jabbour

Dr. Kamal Jabbour runs and writes on the hills of Pompey, New York. He started running in May 1989 following an unflattering physical examination. Inspired to race by his mentor and running partner, Kamal turned into a competitive long distance runner, a nationally-ranked indoor miler, and the organizer of two successful relay world records. From 1997 to 2003, he wrote a weekly column on running in the Syracuse Post-Standard. He established the Ed Stabler Syracuse Chargers National Distance Running Library. In December 1998, Kamal received Runner's World Bob Rodale Golden Shoe Award for contributions to the running community.

On 10/10/10, Dr. J embarked on a quest to run a marathon in each of the 50 states at the Steamtown Marathon In Scranton, PA. He completed his quest on 12/14/14 in College Station, TX. Dr. J discovered recently the health benefits of vinifera red wine. He enjoys the occasional glass of Pinot Noir from a Finger Lakes vineyard. Dr. J retired from Syracuse University after 25 years of teaching, research and administration on the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty.

Favorite Books

Dr. J has read many books over the years. His favorite authors and books include: