|Born||19 July 1989 (age 25)
Oromia Region, Ethiopia
He transferred to Bahrain at the end of 2009 and his first international appearance came a few months afterwards at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he finished in the top 50 in the senior race. A gold medal and games record at the 2010 Asian Games saw him establish himself over 10,000 metres on the track.
The following season he was 30th at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, helping Bahrain to sixth in the team rankings with the help of fellow East African converts Dejene Regassa and Ali Hasan Mahboob. On the track that year he took the silver medal over 10,000 m at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships and the bronze in the 5000 m at the 2011 Military World Games. He competed in the latter event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics and finished eighth in the final. His final outing of the year was at the 2011 Pan Arab Games, although he was past his season's peak and came fifth.
- Oromia-Born Bilisuma Gelassa of Bahrain Clinches 10k Title at Asian Games. Gadaa (2011-11-26). Retrieved on 2011-05-06.
- Bahrain's Gelassa wins men's 10,000m title. AFP (2010-11-26). Retrieved on 2011-05-06.
- Bilisuma Shume. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2011-05-06.
- Bahrain takes two distance running golds - Asian Games, Day 6. IAAF (2010-11-27). Retrieved on 2011-05-06.
- 2011 World XC Championships - Official Team Results Senior Race - M. IAAF (2011-03-20). Retrieved on 2011-05-06.
- Results. 2011 Pan Arab Games. Retrieved on 2012-03-26.
- Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2012-03-25). Bahrain dominates at Asian XC champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-03-26.