For mere mortals, life's little victories -- beating a lingering cold, unearthing spare change between adjoining couch cushions -- can seem truly Herculean. But for a lucky few, triumph has meant literally standing atop a mountain, bellowing into the ether and staring down at all those you've successfully left in your dust.
Since "The Challenge" premiered in 1998 as a friendly game between "Real World" and "Road Rules" cast members, the show has evolved into a contest worthy of space in the Colosseum. Along the way, 25 sets of winners have been named: Some have been teams comprised of seasoned athletes, and others have amounted to one-man Cinderella stories; some competitors sport multiple championship rings, and others only hold a single piece of jewelry. But on Tuesday night's "Battle of the Exes 2" finale, two competitors who have yet to experience the thrill of true "Challenge" success will join the exclusive winners circle. Leroy and Theresa, Jay and Jenna or Jordan and Sarah...who will it be?
Before the trumpet fanfare erupts and the handsome reward finds its way into a pair of very deserving checking accounts, we invite you to look back at some of the most thrilling, goosebumps-inducing finale wins the series has offered, and the video above will have you convinced the Olympics are -- at best -- the second-most-exciting contest around.
Watch the most epic "Challenge" conclusions in a single supercut, and see which two competitors will walk away from "Battle of the Exes 2" as the series' brand-new champs tomorrow night at 10/9c!