Mark Long’s 17 year reality TV show career ended on The Challenge: Battle of the Exes episode that originally aired March 21, 2012. He retired after he and Robin, his partner on the show, lost to Johnny and Camila in his first elimination round.
Johnny and Camila traveled from the Dominican Republic to Iceland with CT, Diem, Ty, and Emily for the finals. The team that finishes first will receive $150,000.
Host T.J. Lavin got the contestants started on a “Viking Quest” to collect seven artifacts. To get the first two artifacts, the three couples had to go dog sledding in the dark and jump into a freezing cold river.
That night, the contestants camped on a glacier. CT and Diem were in first place, so they got to sleep in the nicest warmest tent. Ty and Emily were in last place. They had to sleep on yoga mats in an unheated tent.
St. Paul viewers can watch the finalists get the other five artifacts on March 28, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. on MTV. To receive St. Paul TV Examiner articles from nextooze.com, click “Subscribe.”