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Usain Bolt was first out the blocks but Justin Gatlin clinch victory at the 100 meter mark at today’s Diamond League in Rome.

Justin Gatlin, 31, who served a four-year ban for doping, won the race ahead of the Jamaican sprint legend in 9.94 seconds.

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Bolt clocked a season’s best 9.95 seconds to secure second place.

“I got the perfect start that I wanted, then about five steps in I stumbled a bit and that kind of threw my game off,” Usain Bolt told BBC Sport. “My legs didn’t feel like my legs coming into the straight. I guess I need to do more strength work. I think I just need time to get it back together but the fact I got a good start threw me off. At least I got under 10 seconds.”

Usain Bolt also suffered a hamstring injury at the start of this season.

Watch the full race below.