About the UCLA IronBruin
We are proud to present the 11th Annual UCLA IronBruin Triathlon on November 8th and 9th of 2014. This year, in addition to the Ironbruin Classic (non draft-legal), we will be hosting the IronBruin Draft-Legal race: the first ever elite collegiate men’s and women’s fields along with other elite athletes in the exciting draft-legal race format. This race will promote triathlon as an emerging NCAA female sport, showing that the these events are feasible on collegiate campuses.
The draft-legal race will take place on the 8th of November and the Classic race will take place on the 9th.
2014 will be the first year the Draft Legal race will be featured at IronBruin. The swim will be 300 meters for High School racers and 500 meters for Collegiate racers. Each racer will be assigned half a 50 meter lane and a lap counter. The bike course will be 8 (3 laps) and 13 miles (5 laps), respectively for High School and Collegiate competitors. Finally, the run will be 2 miles for the High School division and a 5k for Collegiate and Open division.
2009 was the first year we implemented the time-trial start, with racers starting the race at a fixed interval from each other to start the 8 lap snake-swim around the pool. Competitors will transition from T1 (at the pool) to complete 4 laps on the bike course. After this, racers will go through T2 (at the IM Field) and run the 5k course to the finish.
The purpose of this race is to serve as a fun, but challenging, race in the West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (WCCTC) race series. We hope to draw athletes in from as many schools as possible to race with us on our campus. We want your experience at UCLA the best it can be, so if you have any suggestions for improvements with the race please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCLA Triathlon Team is student-run organization and an official club sport of the UCLA Recreation Department. In addition to a structured coached program for students, UCLA Triathlon also provides coaching and a team atmosphere for staff, faculty, alumni, and community members. UCLA Triathlon provides a multifaceted training program for members of all levels to excel.
For more information, please visit: www.triathlon.ucla.edu
Sasan Ahoraian put his heart into life and gifted UCLA Triathlon with light, energy, and positivity. He was an exemplary leader and radiated warmth to everyone he met. As a second-year student at UCLA he volunteered to emcee the Inaugural Bruin 5K in Fall of 2008. The very next year he became a team officer until suddenly in December 2009 Sasan passed away due to cardiac-related trauma. The IronBruin Triathlon has been held in his honor every year since. As triathletes, our hearts allow us to participate in the activities we love. Sasan had an expansive and loving heart, embodying strength, hope, and perseverance to its fullest extent.