Great Britain won the gold in 37.47 seconds while United States (37.52) and Japan (388.04) took the silver and bronze respectively.
His team-mates gathered round him and the 19-time global champion was helped to his feet and limped over the line, applauding the crowd as he did so.
"It was ridiculous. We were there waiting, and we were really trying to stay warm, but it was really ridiculous, we waited a really long time", McLeod said, via Jamaica-Gleaner.
"It was cold. Usain said to me "I don't like this", because we keep on warming up, and sitting, and warming up".
Coleman told Omnisport: "I think we're in contention to win, just like anybody".
Bolt and his teammates had been forced to wait for more than 40 minutes before the race with the eight-time Olympic champion voicing his concerns about the situation. '14 none. '15, when I was probably at the sharpest and the fastest I've even been in my life, race against Usain, and premium people are like, man, you have a great shot at beating him. He actually finished in third at the IAAF World Championships in London. Normally I get better through the rounds.
Gatlin, who beat Bolt to gold in the 100m last Saturday, agreed with the complaints and laid the blame at the television scheduling for the event.
Tyquendo Tracey, Julian Forte and Michael Campbell safely negotiated the first three legs before Bolt steered his team home in a winning, season's best of 37.95 seconds.
The US were joined in a battle for first by Britain, and Mitchell-Blake showed sensational pace to get to the line first, with Bolt pulling up before dropping to the deck.
"I drank like two bottles of water". "I lost all my sweat and body heat", Gatlin said.
"(But) I personally think that we were held in the stadium a little too long without our clothes on, and there was a little draught in there. He was running out there cold.
Farah, who won the 10,000 title in the opening day at the London Stadium, settled for silver behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris in his final championship race on the track.