PASSIONATE ATHLETES

"Surround yourself with inspired,
passionate, motivated, grateful,
and open-minded people."

Vivo Vita Sport ambassadors

MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

At Vivo Vita Sport, our ambassadors are more than just athletes; they are the embodiment of our brand’s spirit and values. They inspire us with their dedication, passion, and achievements. Get to know the remarkable individuals who proudly represent Vivo Vita Sport.

FEMALE

Vivo Vita Sport Ambassadors
Hannele Steyn Vivo Vita Sport Ambassadors

HANNELE
STEYN

Mountain Biker

Career Highlights:
World Triathlon Champion
ABSA Cape Epic Winner

Favourite Product:
USWE BUDDY 40L Rider Race Pack
“The most convenient bag to travel with to races for all your race day needs.”

Magda Nieuwoudt

MAGDA
NIEUWOUDT

Triathlete

Career Highlights
World Challenge Bonus Winner 2023
2nd/3rd Place Ironman 70.3 & Ironman

Favourite Product:
ALBA Optics Eyewear
“Super lightweight and you can bike and run with it with comfort”

Nicky Booyens

NICKY
BOOYENS

Multisport Athlete

Career Highlights:
Running all four legs of the 2200km Freedom Challenge across South Africa

Favourite Product:
USWE Pace 14L Running Vest
“The Pace 14L vest is a winner as I can use it for trail running, Mountain biking and adventure racing. It is super light and fits snugly on my back - the No Dancing Monkey buckle ensures it does not move at all! I love it!”

Refilwe Mogorosi

REFILWE
MOGOROSI

Mountain Biker

Career Highlights:
ABSA Cape Epic Exxcaro Jersey
Swiss Epic Finisher

Favourite Product:
ALBA Optics Eyewear
“Their design allows me to keep them on throughout my rides, which is invaluable for a mountain biker encountering different shades of light."

Sarah Hill Vivo Vita Sport Ambassadors

SARAH
HILL

Mountain Biker
USWE

Career Highlights:
ABSA Cape Epic AFRICAN Jersey Winner 2024

Favourite Product:
ALBA Optics Eyewear
“Delta frame with King lens I don't know why people don't wear it, it is the best sunglasses & lenses on the planet”
USWE VERTICAL 4L Hydration Pack
“The best of both worlds. You can ride in it, have space for extra clothes, cones, and nutrition as well as you can run in it. It's everything you need" 

Danielle Strydom

DANIELLE
STRYDOM

Mountain & Gravel Biker
Team Efficient Infinity

Career Highlights:
SA Gravel Champion 2024
SA Marathon Champion 2024

Favourite Product:
USWE RACE 2.0 2L Hydration Pack
“It stands out because it comes with bladder insulation that really makes a difference on the long rides”

Samantha Sanders Vivo Vita Sport Ambassadors

SAMANTHA
SANDERS

Mountain & Gravel Biker
Team Efficient Infinity

Career Highlights:
SA CXM National Title 2019
KAP Sani2C Winners 2018/ 2019 / 2023 / 2024
Cape Pioneer Winner 2023
Race to the Sun Winner 2022
Winner Cape Epic Mixed Category 2024

Favourite Product:
ALBA Optics Eyewear
“Because they are unique and not everyone wears them. The photochromic lenses were a game changer for me, I love that you do not have to change lenses for varying conditions”
USWE BUDDY 40L Rider Race Pack
“The compartments, the style, the accessories, super cool.”

Steph Wohlters

STEPH
WOHLTERS

Mountain & Gravel Biker
Team Efficient Infinity

Career Highlights:
ABSA Cape Epic 2024 2nd
in the African Jersey

Favourite Product:
USWE RACE 2.0 2L Hydration Pack
“It is much lighter which makes a huge difference and the addition of the cooler pack for the bladder works so well keeping the fluids cooler for longer !!”

MALE

Vivo Vita Sport Ambassadors
Halalisani Ndebele

HALALISANI
NDEBELE

Mountain Biker

Career Highlights:
ABSA Cape Epic

Favourite Product:
ALBA Optics Eyewear
“The quality of the product is superb, Their lens is embedded with UV protection and ideal for any weather conditions as they give fog-free vision”
USWE RACE 2.0 2L Hydration Pack
“Very easy to use! Love the bite valve’s open and close mechanism”

Herman van der Colff Vivo Vita Sport Ambassadors

HERMAN
VAN DER COLFF

Ultra Trail Runner

Career Highlights:
Recce Raid Winner 2022 & 2023

Favourite Product:
USWE Pace 14L Running Vest
This is the ULTIMATE running hydration pack! From being absolutely bounce free (thank you “no dancing monkey harness system”!!) to having the best throughout on-the-run accessible storage and waiting for it… LEAK FREE soft flasks!! LOVE IT!!!” 

Pieter Du Toit Vivo Vita Sport Ambassadors

PIETER
DU TOIT

Mountain & Gravel Biker

Career Highlights:
Winning a stage at the ABSA Cape Epic 3x African Jersey Winner

Favourite Product:
ALBA Optics Eyewear
“A huge fan of the Delta Frame and photochromatic lenses.”

Pieter van Eeden Vivo Vita Sport Ambassadors

PIETER
VAN EEDEN

Ultra Trail Runner

Career Highlights:
Recce Raid 2023

Favourite Product:
USWE PACE 8L Trail Running Vest 
“It is the perfect fit for my favorite distance, which is 100km… a close second is the running shirt that I used at the Addo 100miler it has excellent wicking properties, and I never felt any chafing during the 32hours I wore it…”

Franko van Zyl

FRANKO
VAN ZYL

Mountain Biker
Team Imbuko

Career Highlights:
The Gallows 1st 2023
Cape Epic Top 20 3rd African Team 2022
M&G Investments PE Plett 1st 2023
Val de Vie MTB Expedition 1st 2022
Colin Mayer Tour Mauritius 1st 2023

Favourite Product:
USWE BUDDY 40L Rider Race Pack
“It is the ideal bag to travel for a weekend away and your cycling kit fits nicely in it.”

Rudi Koen

RUDI
KOEN

Mountain Biker
Team Imbuko

Career Highlights:
M&G Investments PE Plett 1st
Cape Pioneer Trek 3rd 
Val de Vie MTB Expedition 1st
Magoeba Trek Stage Race 2nd

Favourite Product:
USWE RACE 2.0 2L Hydration Pack
“Overall I am a big fan of all USWE hydration packs. They are comfortable, light and easy to use and clean. But the Race 2.0 stands out for me because it is totally designed to be the best for racing and it is really comfortable.”

Wessel Botha

WESSEL
BOTHA

Mountain Biker
Team Imbuko

Career Highlights:
Attakwas Extreme Winner 2021

Favourite Product:
USWE RACE 2.0 2L Hydration Pack
"It is super breathable and lightweight with mesh on the back. Your drink mix also stays cooler for longer on hot days with the new insulation sleeve”

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