Ryosuke Irie Out-Touches Murphy for 100 Back Victory in Atlanta

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

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Men’s 100 Back

It was a tight finish in the men’s 100 back as the top two athletes posted times within .03 seconds of one another. World Record holder Ryan Murphy led the field at the 50-meter turn, but was unable to hold off a charging Ryosuke Irie in the final 25 meters. Irie out-touched Murphy 53.50 to 53.53.

Irie’s 2017 best sits at a 53.46 from the Japanese Championships, while Murphy’s 53.53 moves him to fifth in the world rankings for 2017.

Jacob Pebley touched third overall with a time of 54.45, finishing a little over half a second off his 2017 best of 53.77 from the Indy stop of the arena Pro Swim Series.

Arkady Vyatchanin turned in a 54.65 for fourth overall, while David Gamburg finished fifth with a 54.82.

Paul Le (55.20), Sean Lehane (55.21), and Brock Bonetti (55.87) grabbed sixth through eighth respectively.

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  1. Scott Coombs

    Murphy every time it matters not doubt!

Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Circulation and Operations Manager at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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