Erik “The Electric” Lamkin category

The Sunday Times of South Africa has an article about competitive eating which calls Erik the Electric "Erik Lamil".
In his latest video, Erik "The Electric" Lamkin attempts to eat and burn through exercise 10,000 calories over 24 hours.
Tubefilter has an interview with Erik "The Electric" Lamkin about how he built his youtube channel which mentions an upcoming appearance on the Food Network.
The website for California State University - San Marcos has an article about Erik "the Elecric" Lamkin. update TubeFilter has an interview with Erik.
Men's Health has an article about the health consequences of big-eating mukbang videos focusing on Erik "The Electric" Lamkin and Nikocado Avocado.
MEL magazine has an article titled "Competitive Eating is Basically Getting Paid to Have an Eating Disorder" with quotes from Erik Lamkin, Randy Santel and Ed "Cookie" Jarvis, who says that MLE asked him to sit out competitions due to health concerns.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin attempted the 72 ounce steak challlenge at The Big Texan in Amarillo, TX in an episode of The List Show about restaurant challenges.
Mens Health has an interview with Erik "The Electric" Lamkin about recovery from his eating disorder.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin has posted a video of his attempt to eat 100,000 calories over 100 hours.
Josh Hockett will start the Big Bite Podcast, a new competitive eating podcast series. Erik "The Electric" Lamkin is expected to be the first guest. Other episodes will feature Randy Santel, Nate Figueroa, Naader Reda and Mitch Dombrowski.
The Odyssey Online has an article about mukbang eating videos with a quote from Erik "The Electric" Lamkin.
The second part of BBC's World Service Food Chain podcast about competitive eating is available online. This program focuses on the health aspects of competitive eating with Erik Lamkin discussing his history with eating disorders. Andrei Sidorov also attempts the Iron Pig Challenge at Porky's BBQ.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin has uploaded a video of him attempting to eat 60,000 calories over 60 hours.
Village News has a report on Heather Howard's attempt to be the first woman to finish the "Lamkinator" challenge at Oink and Moo in Fallbrook, CA. has an article about mukbangs, large meals that are streamed online with an interview with Erik "The Electric" Lamkin about how his videos have helped him overcome his eating disorder.

Battle of Big Eaters 4 videos

Oogui 2016 has videos of the entire broadcast of Battle of Big Eaters 4 on TV Tokyo today (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3). Molly Schuyler did not compete in the final match of the program; Bob Shoudt faced off against Moeno Azuki. has a page (translated) about the competition.

update Jan 4 Whole broadcast in one video

update Jan 11 Previous video removed. Here is one that is still available

Program guide
0 Previous contest highlights & Japanese qualifiers
3 “Defeat Molly” title shown on screen
8 USA qualifier, Joe Menchetti & Wayne Algenio compete
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2016 Smoke’s Poutinerie

update Oct 5 Videos: Carmen Cincotti | Erik Lamkin vlog | Scott Lomas Introductions / Contest start

update Oct 2
Articles: Toronto Sun | |
Thank you on for holding the contest
Videos: Eduardo M | Erik Lamkin video of vegan protestors from Direct Action Everywhere. Unlike at Nathan’s, they do not appear to have interfered with the contest table. This is the third MLE contest in 2016 the group has protested (Chicago Ribs, Nathan’s, poutine)

Instagram videos from “Step Daddy J”‘ have the top 3 for the amateur contest:
1st 9 Erik “The Electric” Lamkin
2nd 6 John “Step Daddy J” Jugovic
3rd 5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas

update Here is what MLE reports are the pro results: Part 1 | Part 2
1 Joey Chestnut 25.5
2 Carmen Cincotti 25
3 Matt Stonie 23.25
4 Geoff Esper 18.5
5 Gideon Oji 14.5
6 Michelle Lesco 13
7 Yasir Salem 12.5
8 Badlands Booker 10.75
9 Jim Reeves 8.6
9 Steven Dorgo 8.6
11 Bill Myers 8
12 Ben Do 7.75
13 Jesse Kankula 7

Erik Lamkin reports he won the amateur contest

Erik Lamkin produced a training video

Previous winners

2015 Oct 3 1st 22 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie World Poutine Eating Championship – pros Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 Oct 4 1st 14.75 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie World Poutine Eating Championship – pros Toronto, ON, Canada
2013 Oct 19 1st 24 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Poutine Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada
2012 Oct 13 1st 9.5 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 Sep 24 1st 9.75 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 May 22 1st 13 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada

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Erik "The Electric" Lamkin won the first prize of a trip to Toronto at Saturday's qualifier at Smoke's Poutinerie in Hollywood, CA. Jon Bello was runner-up.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin finished the Lucky Sevens challenge at China Blue in Corvallis, OR to claim the $1300 jackpot.
Part 2 of his video series "The Truth About Competitive Eating", Erik "The Electric" Lamkin addresses the topic of post contest/challenge purging. In part 1 of the series, the subject was the "metabolism myth".
The Daily Mail has an article about Erik "The Electric" Lamkin and his recovery from an eating disorder. update The New York Post also has an article.
Nela Zisser and Erik Lamkin collaborated on a video project where they both attempted to eat 20 McDonald's cheeseburgers.
Erik "The Electric" Lamkin reports he ate 8 pounds of yogurt in 4:06 to break Damon Wells' record for Red Cup Yogurt's contest in Oceanside, CA. Since no one else finished all their yougurt, Erik claimed the entire purse of $300.
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