Allen began dating Moss, who is also an avid surfer, in 1985 after a triathlon in New York City, when she announced out loud, to no one in particular ("She made sure that I was within earshot, though," says Allen), that she had no place to stay. He played the Good Samaritan, and they were married four years later.
Happily ever after for the couple includes houses in the triathlon stamping grounds of Cardiff, Calif. (30 miles north of San Diego), and Boulder, Colo., as well as surfing holidays all over the planet. And, of course, there is plenty of time for Mark to nap when the day's work is done.
"Makes a pretty good story," Allen admits. Makes a great bedtime story.