Akani Simbine ran a fine race, but was just edged out into fourth spot at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic on Thursday night.
Commonwealth Games 100m champion Simbine lined up in the short sprint again at the IAAF World Challenge event, and came up against a strong field that included American Michael Rodgers, Canadian Andre de Grasse and fellow South African Simon Magakwe.
On a wet track in Ostrava, Simbine kept up with the leaders, but came home in a time of 10.08 seconds, just 0.04 of a second behind winner Rodgers, who clocked 10.04.
Olympic 100m bronze medallist De Grasse finished second in 10.05, with China’s Zhenye Xie third with 10.06.
Magakwe ended sixth in 10.16.