‘The Challenge’ star Mark Long’s age and height
In 1995, then-23-year-old Florida native Mark Long competed in the first season of Road Rules, titled USA – The First Adventure, after trying out for David “Puck” Rainey’s replacement in The Real World: San Francisco (1994).
At the time, he claimed he could bench press 315 pounds. Born June 2, 1971, Long is currently 50 years, stands at 6’3, and is a self-proclaimed “230 pounds of twisted steel.”
Long has an estimated net worth of $1 million
Four years later, Long debuted on The Challenge in its second season; Real World/Road Rules Challenge (1999). As part of the Road Rules team, he won and walked away with $6,613 from the team bank account.
He returned a few seasons later for Battle of the Sexes (2002) and won the final challenge, earning $50,000, plus an additional $1,000 for winning a daily mission. His winning streak ended in Battle of the Sexes 2 (2004), and he lost the final challenge in The Gauntlet 2 (2005). Even so, he took home $8,751 from his team account.
The Godfather placed third in The Duel 2 (2009), earning $15,000, and then competed in Battle of the Exes (2012) alongside former flame Robin Hibbard for what appears to be his last season on the original franchise. In 2020, Long’s idea to revive the series with OG cast members went viral, leading to spinoff The Challenge: All Stars hosted on Paramount. He placed fifth in season 1 and is currently competing in season 3.
Throughout his time on the series, Long has won $81,184. Outside of the show, he launched his own supplement company, Pocket Protein, and wrestles in the NXT league. Additionally, Long participates in the reality cooking series, The Worst Cooks in America Season 24. According to IdolNetWorth.com, his estimated net worth is $1 million.
‘The Godfather’ appears to be single
Long and Hibbard met during Battle of the Sexes 2 and began a romantic relationship afterward. However, it didn’t work out, presumably due to Long’s desire to continue a reality TV career.
Even so, the two remained friends and competed in the Battle of the Exes together. Around 2021, viewers began showing concern about Hibbard due to her social media posts.
Long acknowledged his ex was going through a hard time during a January 2022 episode of Death, Taxes, and Bananas podcast, hosted by familiar Challenge competitor Johnny Devenanzio. He believes “addiction has really taken hold of her in a terrible way” and hopes she seeks help.
“It breaks my heart knowing that she’s in such a bad place,” he added. Besides Hibbard, it’s believed he had relationships with other MTV personalities, including Jodi Weatherton in 2004 and Tonya Cooley in 2005. It appears Long is currently single. The Challenge: All Stars 3 airs Wednesdays on Paramount+.