Mark Long is a contestant from Road Rules: USA – The First Adventure. He was a winner of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge and Battle of the Sexes, and a finalist on The Gauntlet 2, The Duel II, All Stars, and All Stars 3. He also competed on Battle of the Sexes 2 and Battle of the Exes.
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Battle of the Sexes 2
High: The elder statesman of the group (along with Eric), Mark is a strong competitor, who's also always up for a good time. He's currently a host for the Fine Living Network.
The Duel IIA self-proclaimed television junkie, Mark has long been involved in The Challenge, participating in the very first, back in 1998, and he's been back several times since. He has also parlayed his stint in the world of MTV reality programming into a career on television, living in Los Angeles and hosting shows on the Game Show Network, Fine Living Network, E!, Fox Reality Network and others. But after about three years away from The Challenge, he's back for another stab. Will Mark's time away from the grueling, backstabbing competition make him vulnerable in New Zealand? Or will his entertainment career be the perfect training for success?
Battle of the ExesMark and Robin first met while on opposing teams during the Battle of the Sexes 2. Their relationship was short-lived, but the two maintained a steady friendship. Over the years, the former lovebirds have gone their separate ways, with Mark pursuing a TV hosting career and Robin proudly embracing single-motherhood and looking forward to "the opportunity to come to a Challenge and make money to better my life." When reunited as a team, Robin is thrilled at her still muscle-bound ex, who she touts as, "Balanced, calm, and an overall great athlete." But a disappointed Mark recalls his partner's horrible Challenge record, lamenting, "Getting Robin as a partner is like getting dealt a turd, and you can only shine and polish a turd so much." Will this veteran odd couple be able to overcome their different viewpoints and battle their way to Challenge victory?
Real World/Road Rules Challenge
|1||Roller Derby||Road Rules||WIN|
|4||Las Vegas Talent Show||LOSE|
|Teddy Bear Steal||LOSE|
- Mark received $6,613 from the Road Rules team bank account.
Battle of the Sexes
|3||Dead Man's Drop||SAFE|
|7||Seven Rings of Saturn||SAFE|
|8||Freeze Your Butt Off||SAFE|
|10||Battle of the Opposite Sexes||SAFE|
|12||Stairway to Heaven||SAFE|
|18||It Takes Three||WINNER|
- Mark received $50,000 after winning the "It Takes Three" Final Challenge.
- Mark received an additional $1,000 after winning the "Stairway to Heaven" challenge.
Battle of the Sexes 2
|3||Snake Pit Poker||SAFE|
|4||Melt With You||SAFE|
|8||Fill 'Er Up||SAFE|
|11||Pop Culture Bike Jump||SAFE|
|13||Cast a Spell||SAFE|
The Gauntlet 2
|2||Chock Full o' Coconuts||SAFE|
|13||Easy Does It||SAFE|
|16/17||Piece by Piece||SAFE|
|17||Bet Your Booty||LOSER|
- Despite losing the "Bet Your Booty" Final Challenge, Mark received $8,751 from the Veterans team bank account.
The Duel II
|1/2||Last Man Standing||Team Colors||SAFE|
|2||Freezing as Puck||Rachel||WIN|
|3||All Shook Up||SAFE|
|4||Luging My Mind||Rachel||SAFE|
|5||Don't Let Go||WIN|
- Mark received $15,000 after finishing the Final Challenge in third place.
Battle of the Exes
|1||Give Me Some Honey||SAFE|
|4||Rolling in the Deep||SAFE|
|5||Don't Rock the Boat||WIN|
|6||Lube Me Up||SAFE|
|7/8||Race to the Altar||SAFE|
|8/9||Feel the Burn||OUT|
|1||Deep Blue Dive||Copper Team||SAFE|
|2||Ancient Challenge History||SAFE|
|3||Melt Away||Gold Team||SAFE|
|4||On the Ropes||Gold Team||WIN|
|5||Connect Em All||Copper Team||SAFE|
|6||Escape the Room||Black Team||ARENA|
|7||Rib Cage Pass||WIN|
|6||Pull Me Over||
Katie & Laterrian
All Stars 3
|2||Out of Reach||ARENA|
|9||Wall of Fame||SAFE|
|7||Pull Your Own Weight||
- Mark competed on the Food Network's Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition: That's So 90's. He was eliminated in fifth place.
- Mark and Darrell Taylor share the record for being the oldest male contestants to compete on a Challenge season, having both been 40 during their latest Challenge appearances.
|Battle of the Sexes 2 Contestants|
|The Gauntlet 2 Contestants|
|The Duel II Contestants|
|Battle of the Exes Contestants|
|All Stars Contestants|