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The world of typing has changed. In the 1970s, every business had rooms full of secretaries whose job it was to type letters that had been hand-written. They were copying the writing into a more readable format. In the early 1980s, the personal computer became a common office machine.

—from Keyboarding Made Simple (1985), a book by Leigh E. Zeitz, Ph.D.

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Leaders

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Rank Username WPM Accuracy Date
1. Sean Wrona (arenasnow2) 206.11 99% 2016-07-25
2. Sean Wrona (arenasnow) 204.34 100% 2019-03-27
3. deroche (deroche1) 188.27 100% 2020-12-10
4. joshu (joshua728) 187.92 99% 2021-03-10
5. poo (chakk) 187.83 99% 2018-10-01
6. איזי (performancecheck) 184.67 99% 2021-01-19
7. chillin (slekap) 183.61 99% 2020-04-06
8. John Bonham (johnbonham) 183.58 2011-01-17
9. bailey you LEGEND (mako640) 181.98 100% 2019-02-27
10. Adamsky (adamsky) 180.58 99% 2021-02-24
11. Ⅴielle (arc_sec) 177.98 99% 2019-08-12
12. anmransihin (poopandfart) 177.94 99% 2021-03-10
13. c (cmalmquist) 177.63 98% 2012-08-16
14. K Gao (learningdvorak) 177.23 2010-04-25
15. 🌹 Black Rose 🌹 (typi... 177.14 100% 2018-01-29
16. . (oh_hai) 177.09 100% 2014-11-24
17. q32b5vg ikuyrtewvk `j13fv ... 176.95 2009-10-19
18. SlowButAccurate (slowbutacc... 176.27 100% 2020-07-18
19. Seabiscuit (seabiscuit) 175.90 98% 2011-07-14
20. Teru (vuttar) 175.38 99% 2012-04-29
21. . (hurst) 174.90 90% 2011-05-17
22. PhilliesMagic - Whisper wor... 174.26 99% 2017-01-17
23. rain (rainnonquit) 173.88 99% 2020-01-12
24. Join discord.gg/typeracer (... 173.58 100% 2019-10-23
25. Kathy (florentine) 173.34 99% 2017-11-17
26. i'd buy that for a dollar! ... 173.29 100% 2018-02-09
27. 诱惑的街 intro some hea... 173.14 100% 2021-02-09
28. Eric (eric2choix37) 173.11 99% 2014-04-05
29. Ritesh Kathrecha (ritesh_ka... 172.17 2010-08-05
30. Jesse Garcia (jessegarcia) 172.17 100% 2018-07-21

Universes

Universe Races Average WPM First Race
Default (English) 85,543 74.66 September 30, 2008
Instant Death Mode 133 75.62 March 30, 2010
Riverside Middle School 17 43.16 February 7, 2011
Smoke Rise Prep 3 45.76 February 25, 2016
Mrs. Wunschel's TypeRacer Universe 1 42.32 November 26, 2012