Mark Lewis-Francis paid the price of easing-up at the finishing line when fifth over 100 metres at an international meeting in Kingston.
Birchfield Harriers' former world junior 100m record holder still clocked a good time of 10.13 seconds in a very fast early-season contest won by Asafa Powell.
That was only one hundredth of a second slower than his quickest performance last year and a solid start to his outdoor season.
Powell, the world's No 1 on merit in 2004 but only fifth in the Olympic Games final, thrilled the Jamaican crowd when setting a national record of 9.84secs.
His countrymen, Dwight Thomas and Michael Frater, made it a clean sweep of the honours for the host nation, clocking 10.05 and 10.09 respectively.
Until suddenly shutting down at the end of the race, it seemed Lewis-Francis - running in front of his father Sean who lives on the Caribbean island - would claim third spot.
Other highlights of the inaugural meeting saw Olympic champion Veronica Campbell delighting the home fans with victory in the 200m in 22.55, while Sanya Richards of the United States won over 400m in 49.89.
LaShawn Merritt, another American, was also quick off the mark, winning his 400m in 44.66, while Usain Bolt of Jamaica clocked 20.14 to win the 200m on the track he claimed the world junior title on three years ago.
* Juan Carlos de la Ossa powered to the fastest 10km time in Great Britain this year and scored a thrilling victory in yesterday's BUPA Great Caledonian Run.
The Spaniard's unexpected success quickly followed that of Jelena Prokopcuka in the the women's race a few minutes earlier to complete a rare double for European athletes at the Edinburgh meeting.
It was not an easy victory, both pre-race favourite Boniface Kiprop of Uganda and Tanzania's John Yuda, were hot on his heels.
Indeed, their neck-andneck duel saw them both finish just two seconds behind the winner.
Prokopcuka really savoured her success against two-time Olympic 10,000m champion Derartu Tulu, even though the Ethiopian did establish an early lead.
Tulu - who is returning home to consider whether she will challenge for more honours in this summer's World Championships - broke away just before the half-distance.
But the Latvian, who was the winner of the Osaka marathon in January, quickly reeled her in and, with two kilometres of the race remaining, had established a six-second lead, which gradually got longer.
Prokopcuka, relishing one particularly long uphill climb in the closing stages, extended her winning margin to 12 seconds, at the finish clocking 32:42 with Portugal's Jessica Augusto (33:24) taking third.
"I am pleased with my win, but you must remember Tulu ran a marathon only three weeks ago and must have been feeling the effects of that," said the winner.
"For me, running uphill is one of my strengths and when I broke away, I was still running comfortably.
"She is a great runner and to have beaten her is an honour which I will remember. It wasn't easy. Now I'm looking forward to running in this country in a fortnight's time."
Prokopcuka will also be bidding to collect the BUPA Great Manchester Run title.
Tulu admitted that, although she found the early stages of the course to her liking, she struggled on two of the very tough climbs in the second part of the race.
"She deserved to win and ran a very good race," said Tulu. "There's no excuses from me - Jelena was so powerful on the hills. Now I'm going home to think about my future plans."
Two Birchfield Harriers featured prominently, with Cathy Mutwa fourth in the women's race in 34:06 whilst Wilfred Taragon placed seventh in the men's race in 29:17. Birchfield Harrier Mark Lewis-Francis finished fifth ..SUPL: