Marathon runner now VW brand ambassador

2016-06-02 06:00
;Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa hands over keys of the sporty Polo Vivo GTS to Lusapho April.                                                                 Photo: VWSA

;Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa hands over keys of the sporty Polo Vivo GTS to Lusapho April. Photo: VWSA

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Top marathon runner and 2016 Rio Olympics medal hopeful, Lusapho April has joined Volkswagen as the brand ambassador for Polo Vivo.

Lusapho, who was born and bred in Uitenhage, is one of South Africa’s top marathon runners that will be participating at the Rio Olympics in August.

Lusapho’s most recent achievement was his third win of the Hannover Marathon in April 2016. He also won the race in 2011 and 2013.

Yesterday, 30 May, the excited Lusapho received keys to his new sporty Polo Vivo GTS from Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa.

“Lusapho embodies excellence, determination and a passion to succeed and is thus an ideal candidate to represent not only Uitenhage and the Eastern Cape but of course Volkswagen too.

  • “We are proud to officially welcome Lusapho to the Volkswagen family,” said Schaefer.

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