It was the third 400m of the young season for Bolt, better known as the back-to-back Olympic champion in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.
Bolt, who also raced the 400m at the low-key Camperdown Classic and competed in the 4x400m relay at the Gibson Relays — both in February — started out well yesterday. He led into the straight, but faded as Maithland took charge in the closing stages to win in 45.79.
In another heat, double Olympic sprint silver medalist Yohan Blake was also beaten, clocking 46.33secs to take second behind Allodin Fothergill (46.24).
Blake, the reigning 100m world champion, said the run, his best over the distance, showed he is where he wants to be in the early stage of the season.