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Exciting marathon style question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Clever username, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Referring to a certain mile in the race is it Mile 17 or mile 17?

    Example: Paul Tergat nearly threw up at Mile 23. Sort of like Game 1 of the ALDS. Or is it ...
    Paul Tergat nearly threw up at mile 23.

    Edit: We use AP style, at least theoretically, if that makes a difference in the answer.
  2. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    In Charlotte's NASCAR stories, I always change "Lap 21" and "Turn 3" to "lap 21" and "turn 3."
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    We capitalize Turn but not lap.

    We only do one marathon a year, so I don't remember. But I don't think we capitalize it.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    No reason to UP "mile."
    Unless, we're talking about about Three Mile Island. And, I'm not so sure you want to be running a marathon or doing much of anything else, there.

  5. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Just looked out my back window at Three Mile Island and shrugged. ;)
  6. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    And then your arms fell off.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    That's why Codas can't stop waving
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