Aug 30 2013, 4:30am CDT | by IANS
The six-time Olympic champion began extremely slowly but stormed back late to win in 9.90 seconds, reports CMC.
"I wasn't as fit. The more the season goes, the more tired I get. I'm just trying to get through the season injury free," Bolt told reporters.
"I have to go and prepare, see what I can to do improve my start."
Gatlin, although finishing in third place, is the winner of this season's Diamond League 100m title.
Bolt and Gatlin went gold-silver at the World Championships in Moscow earlier this month, where Bolt won in 9.77 to Gatlin's 9.85.
Bolt is expected to race in the Diamond League finale in Brussels, Belgium, Sep 6.
World leader Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was first in the women's 200 metres, sprinting a comfortable 22.40 seconds.
The win makes Fraser-Pryce the female 200m Diamond League champion for 2013.
American Tiffany Townsend was disqualified after a false start.
Merritt ran into James very early and stayed close to the Grenadian to push ahead close to the finish to win in 44.13 seconds.
James was second in 44.32 and Pavel Maslák of the Czech Republic third in 44.91.
Merritt's win confirms him as the Diamond League 400m title winner this season.
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