Meet our Brand Ambassadors

At Ford, we're all about being 'built tough' ... This is why we've chosen some of South Africa's strongest and most determined athletes to be our ambassadors.


We are extremely proud of our Brand Ambassador, Gerda Steyn, who broke the long-standing South African marathon record in a race in Italy on Sunday. Gerda finished ninth overall in the Xiamen Sienna Tuscany Elite Camp Marathon, and stopped the clock in 2:25:28 to beat the 2:26:35 South African record set by Colleen de Reuck in Berlin in 1996 by over a minute!

Next stop....Tokyo Olympic Games!

Gerda Steyn

Age: 30

Profession: Professional Athlete - Marathon/ Ultra Marathon runner

Proudest Sporting Achievement: 2019 Comrades Marathon Winner and Record holder (first woman to run the up-run in under 6 hours); 2018/2019 Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Winner

2021 Sporting Goal: My biggest goals for 2021 is to represent SA for the first time when I compete in the Tokyo Olympic games (marathon). I also want to improve my marathon time and target the South African Marathon record after missing it by 15 seconds in 2020.

Joel Stransky

Age: 53

Profession: Co-Founder and Director of the Pivotal Group

Proudest Sporting Achievement: There are many from different times – Winning the RWC 1995 | Podium at ABSA Cape Epic | Swimming from Robben Island to Blouwberg!

2021 Goal: Finish my 10th ABSA Cape Epic | Ride as many Mountain Bike stage races as I can! Life is about the experience!

Ryan Sandes

Age: 38

Profession: Ultra-distance Trail Runner

Proudest Sporting Achievement: Winning Western States 100 in 2017 and setting a FKT (fastest known time) on the Great Himalaya Trail with Ryno Griesel in 2018.

2021 Goal: Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc podium

Ryno Griesel

Age: 41

Profession: Chartered Accountant & Entrepreneur

Proudest sporting Achievements: 2nd at 24hr World Rogaine (pair of two navigation runs) Champs, New Zealand, 2010 with Nicholas Mulder & setting a new world record (FKT - fastest known time) for crossing Nepal (West to East) over 1400km of the Himalayan mountains in a time of 24 days, 3 hours, 24 minutes, 2018 with Ryan Sandes

2021 Goals: Setting a new record for the 9 Peaks challenge in South Africa - summiting the highest peak in each province & cycling between them (3000km of cycling, 300 of mountain running) - aim to do it in under 21 days

Also prepare for my March 2022 goal: to run around the border of Lesotho, 1000km, 50 000m elevation gain, with Ryan Sandes - aim to do it in under 10 days

Daryl Impey

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