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What is the fastest typing speed?

The highest typing speed ever recorded was 216 words per minute (wpm) set by Stella Pajunas in 1946 using an IBM electric typewriter. Currently, the fastest English language typist is Barbara Blackburn, who reached a peak typing speed of 212 wpm during a typing speed test in 2005 using a Dvorak simplified keyboard.

Sean Wrona set another record in the Ultimate Typing Championship — 256 WPM. Wrona also unofficially broke Blackburn's typing speed record, maintaining 174 WPM for 50 minutes. However, this record is not recognized by Guinness because the team did not track it.

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