10 Questions for Austin Wierschke

Austin Wierschke, the fastest texter in the U.S., on mobile etiquette, LOLs and his parents' phone bill

Erik Tanner for TIME

Michael Phelps ate 12,000 calories a day before the Olympics. Gabby Douglas spent 30 hours a week in the gym. What do you do to win for the LG National Texting Championship?

I text my friends. I text my family. And as I'm riding in the car with someone else, I see street signs and I just start texting those to keep my speed up. That's a weird thing that I do.

How many texts do you send in the average month?

In a month? Probably around 10,000.

I bet your parents love getting that bill.

Yeah, they love it. I...

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