Mark Long
Challenger Profile
Original Series RR: First Adventure
Born June 2, 1971 (1971-06-02) (age 48)
Hometown Satellite Beach, Florida
Challenge Career
Seasons Real World/Road Rules Challenge (won)
Battle of the Sexes (won)
Battle of the Sexes 2
The Gauntlet 2 (final)
The Duel II (final)
Battle of the Exes
Challenge Wins 35
Eliminations 1 (1 loss)
Money Won $80,184
Social Media
Twitter TheMarkLong
Instagram themarklong
Mark Long was 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 and The Duel II. He also competed on Battle of the Sexes 2 and Battle of the Exes.


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The Duel II

A 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 Exes

Mark 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

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Roller Derby Road Rules WIN
2 Bed Race WIN
3 Bungee Jump WIN
4 Las Vegas Talent Show LOSE
5 Boot Camp WIN
6 Handsome Reward WINNER
Teddy Bear Steal LOSE

Money Won: $6,613

Battle of the Sexes

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Sergeant Says Men SAFE
3 Dead Man's Drop SAFE
4 Tree House SAFE
5 Breath-Hold Bungee SAFE
7 Seven Rings of Saturn SAFE
8 Freeze Your Butt Off SAFE
9 People Mover SAFE
10 Battle of the Opposite Sexes SAFE
11 Leaky River SAFE
12 Stairway to Heaven SAFE
13 Collision Course SAFE
14 Spider Mon SAFE
15 Human Aquarium SAFE
16 Razor's Edge SAFE
17 Maximum Velocity SAFE
18 It Takes Three WINNER

Money Won: $50,000

Battle of the Sexes 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1/2 Dangle Drop Men SAFE
3 Snake Pit Poker SAFE
4 Melt With You SAFE
5 Bombs Away WIN
6 Junk Boat SAFE
7 High Noon SAFE
8 Fill 'Er Up SAFE
9 Sa Wing SAFE
10 Electro Shock SAFE
11 Pop Culture Bike Jump SAFE
12 The Shredder WIN
13 Cast a Spell SAFE
14 Semi-Cross WIN
15 Car-Go SAFE
16 Vertigo OUT

The Gauntlet 2

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Team Result
1 Royal Rumble Veterans SAFE
2 Chock Full o' Coconuts SAFE
3 Team Builders WIN
4 Moving Pyramid WIN
5 Spongeworthy SAFE
6 Body Painters WIN
7 Rickshaw Races SAFE
8 Team Strength SAFE
9 Balancing Act SAFE
10 Buck-A-Neer SAFE
11 Pull Me WIN
12 Spare Tires WIN
13 Easy Does It SAFE
14 The Pit SAFE
15 Blind Trust WIN
16/17 Piece by Piece SAFE
17 Bet Your Booty LOSER

Money Won: $8,571

The Duel II

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partners Result
1/2 Last Man Standing Team Colors SAFE
2 Freezing as Puck Rachel WIN
3 All Shook Up N/A SAFE
4 Luging My Mind Rachel SAFE
5 Don't Let Go WIN
6 Dangle Duo SAFE
7 Burnt N/A SAFE
8 Upside Downer SAFE
9/10 Spelling Air SAFE
Final Challenge Aneesa THIRD

Money Won: $15,000

Battle of the Exes

Challenge History

Episode Challenge Partner Result
1 Give Me Some Honey SAFE
2 Hook Up SAFE
3 Mental Connection 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

Elimination History

Episode Dome Partner Opponents Result
8/9 X Battle OUT



  • Mark currently holds the record for being the oldest competitor to compete on a season of The Challenge. He was 40 while competing on Battle of the Exes.
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