If you saw a man running a marathon in a Spider-Man suit, you would assume it was a joke right?
Paul Martelletti is fast enough by international standards to be running the marathon in Rio - but he's not.
Although he makes the Olympic grade, he doesn't make the New Zealand Olympic team. He's out by a few seconds in a sport where every second counts.
Mr Martelletti has tried fighting his case with Athletics New Zealand and through the sports tribunal but to no avail.
Story caught up with 'Palmy Paul' who now lives in London.
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