(VIDEO INTERVIEW) Three-Time Award Winner Ryan Murphy on Exploring New York City Food

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Ryan Murphy chatted with Swimming World on the Golden Goggles red carpet on Monday night in New York City about what he likes about the event, as well as what he enjoys about being in New York.

Murphy also gave a glimpse into the dinner he and Kevin Cordes had the other night in the city, as well as what his favorite part about the weekend was.

Murphy was a three-time winner at the 2018 Golden Goggles as he won Male Athlete of the Year for the first time in his career, Male Race of the Year for his 100 back at Pan Pacs, and was a part of the Relay Performance of the Year award for leading off the 4×100 medley relay at Pan Pacs.

Murphy won Male Athlete of the Year over Chase Kalisz and Jordan Wilimovsky, and he won race of the year over Kalisz, Michael Andrew and Zane Grothe.

Olympic champion Ryan Murphy was a triple gold medalist at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, winning gold in the 100m and 200m backstroke and the 4x100m medley relay. He took the 100m back in 51.94, good for the third-fastest swim of all-time and added gold in the 200m back in a lifetime-best 1:53.57. Murphy set Pan Pacs records in both events and was awarded Male Swimmer of the Championships honors. Earlier in the summer, he swept the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke titles at the Phillips 66 National Championships.

World record-holder Ryan Murphy posted the third-fastest 100m backstroke in history in Tokyo with a time of 51.94 to claim Pan Pacific Championships gold and a meet record. After a quick start, he was more than a second ahead at the turn and never looked back en route to a convincing 0.84-second victory over Japan’s Ryosuke Irie, who touched second. Murphy’s swim was good for 994 FINA points, the top mark of the meet, and clinched the United States’ first Pan Pacs gold in the event since 2010.

The United States’ men closed the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in dramatic fashion with gold in the men’s 4x100m medley relay – the final event of the pool competition. The host Japanese held a slight lead over Ryan Murphy, Andrew Wilson and Caeleb Dressel over the first three legs of the relay before Nathan Adrian hit the water for the freestyle anchor. The veteran quickly made up a small deficit and split 47.71 to lift Team USA to gold in 3:30.20 – only five-hundredths ahead of runner-up Japan and just over three-tenths clear of third-place Australia.

Murphy’s best moments of 2018: