About UCLA IronBruin Events



UCLA Triathlon is proud to announce that starting Fall 2015 we will be hosting 3 multi-sport events every academic year. The IronBruin Classic, our long-standing Time-Trial Sprint Triathlon, will take place on Sunday November 8th. The IronBruin Draft-Legal and the AquabRUiN Challenge (replacing the identically formatted UCLA Aquathlon), will take place on March 6th, 2016.  We are looking forward to continuing our tradition of hosting unique, on-campus races that satisfy the gambit of multi-sport age- groups, ability levels, and competitive spirits.


2014 was the first year the Draft Legal race was featured at IronBruin. The races showcased some of the cream of athletes the WCCTC had to offer. The event was the very first Draft Legal race to be hosted on a college campus and it is our hope that it can be used as a model race for institutions looking to add NCAA Women’s Triathlon programs.

In 2012, UCLA Triathlon introduced the UCLA Aquathlon and 5K, now renamed the AquabRUiN. Less intimidating that the full IronBruin with its brutal bike course, the Aquathlon drew the participation of many UCLA Students and Faculty members as well as athletes from the WCCTC. This year’s AquabRUiN will continue to be a beginner friendly endurance challenge made as accessible as possible to the entire Bruin Family and West Los Angeles Community.

We implemented the time-trial start for the first time in March of 2010, with racers starting the race at a fixed interval from each other to start the 8 lap snake-swim around the pool. Competitors transition from T1 (at the pool) to complete 4 laps on the bike course. After this, racers go through T2 (at the IM Field) and run the 5k course to the finish.


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.

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About Sasan

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.


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