The "balls-of-steel" driver in the the recent viral, failed cash-in-transit heist attempt video has been identified as a ~52-year-old South African man named Leo Prinsloo, and his qualifications are not surprising.
Prinsloo, is former officer of the South African Police Service (SAPS) Task Force and is the current head instructor of Fortis Pro Active Defence Solutions’ Lone Operator courses, a tactical training company, where he teaches the application of firearms in kinetic situations.
Internet sleuths on reddit were able to find over two decades worth of annual marathon records in which Prinsloo demonstrated peak physical performance.
The Edge - Shooting Academy, apparently another employer of Prinsloo, made a statement on social media that he wasn't able to comment on the specifics of the incident as it is still under investigation, but did release a vague statement from Prinsloo:
"It's a state of mind...
Be able. Be ready. Be competent!
The intense dash cam footage shows Prinsloo driving a courier vehicle while being shot at by armed criminals who are also trying to run him off the road. It's clear that Prinsloo's extensive training background also included tactical driving skills. He keeps his cool under fire while taking evasive maneuvers and instructing his partner on what to do to be of assistance. Eventually, the thugs decided to call it quits and go looking for easier prey.