Mark Allen suffers mishap while surfing in Puerto Rico

To the six-time Full House champion Kona Ironman Hawaii's surfboard broke and he had to brave strong waves to get to shore.

The famous triathlete Mark Allen, six-time champion of the Ironman Kona of Hawaii, suffered a mishap on the beach of El Escambrón when his surfboard broke and he had to brave the strong waves to reach the shore.

His fellow triathlete Javier Bosque clarified to El Nuevo Día that at no time was Allen missing as the rumors said.

«(Allen) is resting from triathlons and is surfing. His board broke and he swam out, ”said Bosque.

According to Bosque, the confusion of the triathlete's disappearance arose after several bathers saw him submerge and not leave the water, so they alerted the Police.

“Mark Allen is a daily surfer, he's used to that. He had total control of the situation, "explained Bosque.

That same morning it was also reported that another surfer had disappeared and that he may have been with Allen. However, Bosque clarified that they were not together.

Allen, a California resident, came to Puerto Rico last to give a series of lectures to young triathletes from the National Team as well as the general public.

Today a strong swell warning was issued in the area due to a storm that is affecting the weather conditions and that could affect local maritime conditions until next Wednesday.


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