Laban Moiben is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes professionally in marathon races. coming fourth at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, then setting a personal best time of 2:16:45 hours for fifth place at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon later that year. In 2007 he had back-to-back wins over the distance, taking the titles at the Montreal Marathon and the California International Marathon in Sacramento. He also won the Georgia Half Marathon in March and placed second at the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, Tennessee in April. He began 2008 with his third straight marathon win at the Los Angeles Marathon. He finished both of his two races in 2009, finishing fourth at the Ottawa Marathon and taking the runner-up spot at the San Antonio Marathon. Moiben scored a significant personal best at the Ottawa Marathon the following year, dipping under two hours and ten minutes with his time of 2:09:43 hours. This time it was at the Mumbai Marathon, his first marathon run and victory outside of North America. In May he set a new course record in his statistics and personal best of 2:09:12.9 at the Ottawa Marathon.