IRS officer Maya Maheshwari, Commissioner of Income Tax in Bhopal is not only a diligent officer but also an ace marathon runner.

She began by running 4-5 kilometres at a time, gradually increasing her pace and distance.

She started off by competing in Hyderabad Airtel Marathon. It gave her a jolt and sparked her interest in marathons.

She has already run seven marathons and finished second in her most recent race in Bhopal.

She  is now training for her next 42 kilometre long marathon.