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Ultimately failing to reach time for world record? (5)


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'world record?' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for atlas that I've seen before include "God", "One greatly burdened", "Album of maps", "He had the world on his shoulders", "North African mountains - mythical Titan".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.